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

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the American dramatist Arthur Miller

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The ecosystem of the O’Neill, a 55-year-old nonprofit organization named for one of the nation’s greatest dramatists, is designed to nurture a brainchild of this sort. Peter Marks, Washington Post, "An actor, once undocumented, got cast as a border detention guard. It was a revelation.," 17 July 2019 What follows is the rewrite by this renegade cross-dressing dramatist, who steps away to assume the role of Katherine, a woman far more level-headed than her Shakespearean counterpart. Charles Mcnulty, latimes.com, "South Coast Rep's 'Shrew!' trips along the rutted road of Shakespearean updates," 2 Apr. 2018 The coronation will debut a theatrical performance by lead dramatist and director Daniele Finzi Pasca, who has directed Cirque du Soleil productions and choreographed the closing ceremonies of the Turin and Sochi Winter Olympics in 2006 and 2014. Elizabeth Preske, Smithsonian, "This Wine Festival in Switzerland Only Happens Once a Generation—and It’s Taking Place Right Now," 19 July 2019 Yet the key question may be what Smart wanted to say about a brotherly relationship that hasn’t been said more eloquently by so many of history’s great dramatists. Rob Hubbard, Twin Cities, "Review: Gremlin’s ‘Samuel J. and K.’ is a sibling story that needs more rivalry," 14 July 2019 Another dramatist, Tiger Woods, has a similar gimmick. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "Tiger Woods wins again — in the gallery’s hearts," 16 June 2019 The veteran actor, dramatist, and filmmaker succumbed to respiratory problems at a Bengaluru hospital. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "Girish Karnad, one of India’s most respected actor-directors, has passed away," 10 June 2019 In March, David Rockwell and his team reopened the 1886 Gran Hotel Inglés on Calle Echegaray—named for the Spanish dramatist—with a spa, lobby bar, and restaurant. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Editors' Picks: Things We're Obsessed With This Month," 19 Oct. 2018 Image The cartoonist, novelist and dramatist Jules Feiffer has only a handful of feature film screenwriting credits to his name, but each one is something special. Jules Feiffer, New York Times, "Review: ‘Bernard and Huey’ Has Wit and Personality. Stale Jokes, Too.," 7 June 2018

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1678, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dramatist

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


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