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List of famous male dramatists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male dramatists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being dramatists. There are thousand of males working as dramatists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic dramatists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a dramatist then the people below should give you inspiration.

List is made up of many different people, including Giorgio Gallione and Georg Kaiser.

While this isn't a list of all male dramatists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male dramatists?" and "Who are the best male dramatists?"
Langston Hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Dramatists
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James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that ...more

Age: Died at 65 (1902-1967)

Birthplace: Joplin, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Poet, Novelist, Lyricist, Author, Essayist, + more

Credits: Black Nativity, Cora Unashamed, Way Down South, Salvation

Also Ranked

#11 on The Best Gay Authors

#22 on The Best Poets of the 20th Century

#1 on The Best African American Poets of All Time

#48 on The Best American Poets

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Victor Hugo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Dramatists
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Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of ...more

Age: Died at 83 (1802-1885)

Birthplace: Besançon, France

Profession: Statesman, Poet, Novelist, Essayist, Writer, + more

Credits: Les Misérables^! The Hunchback of Notre Dame^! Les Misérables^! Re mizeraburu: shoujo kozetto

Also Ranked

#9 on The Best Writers of All Time

#62 on The Greatest Poets of All Time

#9 on The Best Novelists of All Time

#22 on The Greatest Playwrights in History

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Edward Albee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Dramatists
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Edward Franklin Albee III is an American playwright who is known for works such as The Zoo Story, The Sandbox, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. His works are considered well-crafted, often realistic examinations of the modern condition. His early works reflect a mastery and Americanization of ...more

Age: 89

Birthplace: USA, Virginia

Profession: Screenwriter, Author, Writer, Playwright

Credits: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Delicate Balance, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, Judy Garland: The Concert Years

Also Ranked

#25 on The Best Gay Authors

#26 on The Greatest Playwrights in History

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Wallace Thurman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Dramatists
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Wallace Henry Thurman was an American novelist active during the Harlem Renaissance. He also wrote essays, worked as an editor, and was a publisher of short-lived newspapers and literary journals. He is best known for his novel The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life, which explores ...more

Age: Died at 32 (1902-1934)

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Profession: Editor, Publisher, Novelist, Screenwriter, Essayist, + more

Credits: Tomorrow's Children

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