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List of notable or famous playwrights from Brazil, with bios and photos, including the top playwrights born in Brazil and even some popular playwrights who immigrated to Brazil. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Brazilian 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 Brazil is included when available.

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

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Aluísio Azevedo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Playwrights from Brazil
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Aluísio Tancredo Gonçalves de Azevedo was a Brazilian novelist, caricaturist, diplomat, playwright and short story writer. Initially a Romantic writer, he would later adhere to the Naturalist movement. He introduced the Naturalist movement in Brazil with the novel O Mulato, in 1881. He founded and ...more

Age: Died at 56 (1857-1913)

Birthplace: São Luís, Brazil

Profession: Journalist, Diplomat, Writer, Playwright

Credits: O Cortiço

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Álvares de Azevedo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Playwrights from Brazil
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Manuel Antônio Álvares de Azevedo, affectionately called "Maneco" by his close friends, relatives and admirers, was a Brazilian Romantic poet, short story writer, playwright and essayist, considered to be one of the major exponents of Ultra-Romanticism and Gothic literature in Brazil. His works, ...more

Age: Died at 21 (1831-1852)

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Profession: Poet, Essayist, Writer, Lawyer, Playwright

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Antônio Gonçalves Teixeira e S... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Playwrights from Brazil
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Antônio Gonçalves Teixeira e Sousa was a Brazilian poet, novelist and playwright, whose novel O Filho do Pescador is considered to be the first Romantic novel in Brazil. ...more

Age: Died at 49 (1812-1861)

Birthplace: Cabo Frio, Brazil

Profession: Poet, Writer, Playwright

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Artur Azevedo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Playwrights from Brazil
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Artur Nabantino Gonçalves de Azevedo was a Brazilian playwright, short story writer, chronicler, journalist and Parnassian poet. He is famous for consolidating in Brazil the "comedy of manners" genre, initiated by Martins Pena. He founded and occupied the 29th chair of the Brazilian Academy of ...more

Age: Died at 53 (1855-1908)

Birthplace: São Luís, Brazil

Profession: Journalist, Writer, Playwright

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