Top 20 Playwright celebrities in Ireland
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Playwright celebrities [Updated June 9, 2023].
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.
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.
John B. Keane was born
on July 21, 1928
He was one of the founding members of the Society of Irish Playwrights.
Brendan Behan was born
on February 9, 1923
He was part of the Irish Republican Army.
Augusta Ladygregory was born
on March 15, 1852
She was fascinated by Irish mythology and folklore, and she published numerous collections of traditional Irish stories.
John Millington Synge was born
on April 16, 1871
He died of Hodgkin's Lymphoma shortly before his thirty-eighth birthday.
Billy Roche was born
on January 11, 1949
A popular teacher and tutor, he was responsible for the creation of a student-written magazine called Novus.
Constance Holland was born
on January 2, 1859
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.