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List of notable or famous playwrights from Romania, with bios and photos, including the top playwrights born in Romania and even some popular playwrights who immigrated to Romania. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Romanian playwrights then this list is the perfect resource for you. These playwrights are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known playwright from Romania is included when available.

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This historic playwrights from Romania list can help answer the questions "Who are some Romanian playwrights of note?" and "Who are the most famous playwrights from Romania?" These prominent playwrights of Romania may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Romanian playwrights.

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Alexander Isaakovich Gelman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Playwrights from Romania
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Alexander Isaakovich Gelman, original given name Shunya, is a Bessarabian-born Soviet and Russian playwright, writer, and screenwriter. A survivor of the Holocaust during childhood, Gelman became a playwright and screenwriter after working as a newspaper journalist in Leningrad in the 1960s, winning ...more

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Age: 83

Birthplace: Dondușeni, Moldova

Profession: Screenwriter, Writer, Playwright

Credits: Arie

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Samuel (September 16, 1899 - October 14, 1971) and Bella Spewack (March 25, 1899 - April 27, 1990) were a Tony Award-winning husband-and-wife writing team. Samuel, who also directed many of their plays, was born in the Ukraine. He attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City[1] and then received ...more

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Age: Died at 91 (1899-1990)

Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

Profession: Screenwriter, Playwright

Credits: We're No Angels, My Favourite Wife, Week-End at the Waldorf, Rendezvous, Clear All Wires!, + more

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Benjamin Fondane is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Playwrights from Romania
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Benjamin Fondane or Benjamin Fundoianu was a Romanian and French poet, critic and existentialist philosopher, also noted for his work in film and theater. Known from his Romanian youth as a Symbolist poet and columnist, he alternated Neoromantic and Expressionist themes with echoes from Tudor ...more

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Age: Died at 46 (1898-1944)

Birthplace: Iași, Iași metropolitan area, Romania

Profession: Screenwriter, Writer, Film Director, Playwright

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Eugen Rotaru


Eugen Rotaru is a playwright and father of film editor and film producer Alex Rotaru. ...more

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Profession: Playwright