Best British PlaywrightsBlue_Devereaux Really, the list should be called "Best British Playwrights after Shakespeare" as his position at #1 is a given. Highly subjective and many wonderful playwrights aren't included. To be honest, the list should probably be called "Best British Playwrights after Shakespeare that I Have Read." Hopefully, folks will add more and point me in the direction of great playwrights that I should read.
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The Top Ten
Macbeth is his darkest, bloodiest play from which we get lines like:
"Something wicked this way comes"
"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing." - Blue_Devereaux
William Shakespeare is hands down the best play writer of all time - Ajkloth
Theatrical hogwash for the masses.
He was Irish, not British. Shouldn't be on the list
He lived and wrote in England.
Osbourne was a boor and a bore; one of the most overrated playwrights in British history. Hot air and bile masquerading as serious drama.
Beginning of modern british drama - Blue_Devereaux
This SUCKS! I'm going to be mean with it and spoil it. Everyone wants to know how did those two salamis die and IT DOESN'T SAY! Besides, it sucks. And it is quite unoriginal. It's based on Hamlet's background. It's worth making a barbecue with this book! - keyson
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2. Noel Coward - Private Lives (1930)
3. Oscar Wilde - The Importance of Being Earnest (1895)