A playwright, also called a dramatist, is a person who writes plays.
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“If a playwright tried to see eye to eye with everybody, he would get the worst case of strabismus since Hannibal lost an eye trying to count his nineteen elephants during a snowstorm while crossing the Alps.”
—James Thurber (18941961)
“A playwright ... is ... the litmus paper of the arts. Hes got to be, because if he isnt working on the same wave length as the audience, no one would know what in hell he was talking about. He is a kind of psychic journalist, even when hes great.”
—Arthur Miller (b. 1915)