dra·​ma·​tist | \ ˈdra-mə-tist How to pronounce dramatist (audio) , ˈdrä- \

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the American dramatist Arthur Miller
Recent Examples on the Web From now on, there would be no more D. H. Lawrence the travel writer, naturalist, short-story writer, poet, critic, essayist, dramatist, or philosopher. Frances Wilson, The New Yorker, "The D. H. Lawrence We Forgot," 8 Oct. 2020 The creation of the dramatist is complete only with the addition of an audience. David Mamet, National Review, "Hamlet and Oedipus Meet the Zombies," 17 Sep. 2020 The degree to which the events correspond to racial conflicts occurring in this country now will deepen your appreciation of this dramatist’s visionary art. Peter Marks, Washington Post, "These works by Richard Nelson and Lorraine Hansberry are some of the best plays online now," 8 July 2020 Reimagining works by master dramatists Anton Chekhov, Luigi Pirandello, August Strindberg, and surrealist writer Guillaume Apollinaire, this lively, eclectic collection reaches into the past and finds surprising echoes in the present. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville's 'Fix it, Black Girl' celebrates the resilience and power of black women," 9 June 2020 Like most good dramatists, Kurzel and Grant seem less concerned with strict factual accuracy than with psychological plausibility. Los Angeles Times, "Review: In ‘True History of the Kelly Gang,’ a brutal, sexy, spellbinding take on outlaw legend," 23 Apr. 2020 That’s the full title of Tony Kushner’s very protracted adaptation of the Swiss dramatist Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s 1956 classic, which opened on Thursday at the National Theater in London. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: A Long Night as Tony Kushner Revisits ‘The Visit’," 13 Feb. 2020 Morgan has built his career as a dramatist on the royals. Washington Post, "The British royal family is struggling through scandals. Can ‘The Crown’ help?," 27 Dec. 2019 With his supple, approachable plays, Mr. McNally emerged as a pivotal American dramatist, particularly as art and politics collided during the AIDS crisis in the 1980s and 1990s. Abigail Hauslohner, Washington Post, "The first 1,000 U.S.," 12 Apr. 2020

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1678, in the meaning defined above

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“Dramatist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dramatist. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of dramatist

: someone who writes plays
: someone who writes dramas (sense 1b)


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