Top 20 Playwright celebrities in Ireland

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Playwright celebrities [Updated June 9, 2023].

1. George Bernard Shaw

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George Bernard Shaw was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland.
His Pygmalion has been a widely adapted play, as was the musical My Fair Lady.

2. Samuel Beckett

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Samuel Beckett was born on April 13, 1906 in Foxrock, Ireland.
He received the Croix de Guerre in 1945 for his efforts on behalf of the World War II-era French Resistance.

3. John B. Keane

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John B. Keane was born on July 21, 1928 in Ireland.
He was one of the founding members of the Society of Irish Playwrights.

4. Brendan Behan

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Brendan Behan was born on February 9, 1923 in Ireland.
He was part of the Irish Republican Army.

5. Augusta Ladygregory

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Augusta Ladygregory was born on March 15, 1852 in Ireland.
She was fascinated by Irish mythology and folklore, and she published numerous collections of traditional Irish stories.

6. John Millington Synge

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John Millington Synge was born on April 16, 1871 in Ireland.
He died of Hodgkin's Lymphoma shortly before his thirty-eighth birthday.

7. Billy Roche

Billy Roche was born on January 11, 1949 in Ireland.
A popular teacher and tutor, he was responsible for the creation of a student-written magazine called Novus.

8. Constance Holland

Constance Holland was born on January 2, 1859 in Ireland.

Playwright and wife of author Oscar Wilde, she stayed with him through his trial for indecency. She wrote There Was Once.

She had the misfortune of marrying a homosexual man at a time when homosexuality was punishable by law.