The Playwrights ClipArt gallery provides 23 portraits of people known for the plays that they wrote.

A stature of Aristophanes, who was a prolific and commonly celebrated playwright of comedy. He is also known as the Father of Comedy.

Aristophanes

A stature of Aristophanes, who was a prolific and commonly celebrated playwright of comedy. He is also…

(1799-1850) French novelist and playwright most famous for Eugenie Grandet and La Comedie Humaine.

Honore de Balzac

(1799-1850) French novelist and playwright most famous for Eugenie Grandet and La Comedie Humaine.

(1860-1937) Scottish novelist and dramatist most famous for writing Peter Pan.

Sir James Matthew Barrie

(1860-1937) Scottish novelist and dramatist most famous for writing Peter Pan.

(1732-1799) Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais was a watch-maker, inventor, musician, politician, invalid, fugitive, spy, publisher, arms-dealer, and revolutionary for both the French and American. He was famous for his theatrical works, especially the three Figaro plays.

Pierre Beaumarchais

(1732-1799) Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais was a watch-maker, inventor, musician, politician,…

(1913-1995) Writer, playwright, essayist, and critic who is best known for writing <I>The Deptford Trilogy</I>

William Richardson Davie

(1913-1995) Writer, playwright, essayist, and critic who is best known for writing The Deptford Trilogy

(1631-1700) Poet, playwright, satirist and the Poet Laureate

John Dryden

(1631-1700) Poet, playwright, satirist and the Poet Laureate

William Jermyn Conlin (July 26, 1831, Albany, N.Y. – Nov. 19, 1891, PA), better known by his stage name William J. Florence, was a U.S. actor, songwriter, and popular playwright. He was one of the most popular actors of his day. Florence was one of a select number of Americans to win the ribbon of the French Societe Histoire Dramatique. He was also co-founder with Walter M. Fleming of the Shriners, a Masonic Order.

William J. Florence

William Jermyn Conlin (July 26, 1831, Albany, N.Y. – Nov. 19, 1891, PA), better known by his stage…

(1839-1908) French-Canadian poet, politician, playwright, and short story writer.

Louis Honore Frechette

(1839-1908) French-Canadian poet, politician, playwright, and short story writer.

A French poet, human rights activist, and exponent of the Romantic movement in France.

Victor Hugo

A French poet, human rights activist, and exponent of the Romantic movement in France.

(1828-1906) Norwegian playwright who was one of the four great ones of the 19th century Norwegian literature

Henrik Isben

(1828-1906) Norwegian playwright who was one of the four great ones of the 19th century Norwegian literature

Authoress, bon in Hampshire, England, Dec. 16, 1786; died Jan. 10, 1855. She wrote many plays, poems and essays. The best of these writings were selected and published in "Our Village," a work of five volumes.

Mary Mitford

Authoress, bon in Hampshire, England, Dec. 16, 1786; died Jan. 10, 1855. She wrote many plays, poems…

Also known as Jean-Baptiste Poquelin. He was a French playwright and actor who is considered one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature.

Molière

Also known as Jean-Baptiste Poquelin. He was a French playwright and actor who is considered one of…

John Howard Payne (9 June 1791 - 10 April 1852) was an American actor, playwright, author and statesman. He is today most remembered as the creator of "Home Sweet Home", a song he wrote in 1822.

John Howard Payne

John Howard Payne (9 June 1791 - 10 April 1852) was an American actor, playwright, author and statesman.…

Hans Sachs was a German meistersinger, poet, playwright and shoemaker.

Hans Sachs

Hans Sachs was a German meistersinger, poet, playwright and shoemaker.

(1564-1616) World's greatest poet and dramatist

William Shakespeare

(1564-1616) World's greatest poet and dramatist

Famous English poet and writer

William Shakespeare

Famous English poet and writer

Shakespeare was a famous writer during the 16th century

William Shakespeare

Shakespeare was a famous writer during the 16th century

"This famous man, who has been called 'the chief literary glory of England', was born at Stratford-on-Avon." &mdash;The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

William Shakespeare

"This famous man, who has been called 'the chief literary glory of England', was born at Stratford-on-Avon."…

An eminent poet and dramatist, born in Stratford-on-Avon, England, April 26, 1564; died April 23, 1616. Though the most famous writer in English literature, his authentic biography is very brief.

William Shakespeare

An eminent poet and dramatist, born in Stratford-on-Avon, England, April 26, 1564; died April 23, 1616.…

A portrait of William Shakespeare, an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminate dramatist. His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narratives poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

William Shakespeare

A portrait of William Shakespeare, an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer…

(c. 496-406 BCE) Tragic playwright of Ancient Greece. He wrote many famous plays including Electra, Anitogne and Oedipus Rex.

Sophocles

(c. 496-406 BCE) Tragic playwright of Ancient Greece. He wrote many famous plays including Electra,…

(c. 496-406 B.C.) Tragic playwright of Ancient Greece. He wrote many famous plays including Electra, Antigone and Oedipus Rex.

Sophocles

(c. 496-406 B.C.) Tragic playwright of Ancient Greece. He wrote many famous plays including Electra,…

An engraving of the playwright, Terence, printed at Lyons in 1493.

Terence

An engraving of the playwright, Terence, printed at Lyons in 1493.