List of notable or famous playwrights from Hungary, with bios and photos, including the top playwrights born in Hungary and even some popular playwrights who immigrated to Hungary. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Hungarian 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 Hungary is included when available.
People here include everything from George Tabori to Theodor Herzl.
This historic playwrights from Hungary list can help answer the questions "Who are some Hungarian playwrights of note?" and "Who are the most famous playwrights from Hungary?" These prominent playwrights of Hungary may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Hungarian playwrights.Use this list of renowned Hungarian playwrights to discover some new playwrights that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (12 items)
András Fáy, Slovak: Andrej Fáy, was a Hungarian author, lawyer, politician and businessman. ...more
Age: Died at 78 (1786-1864)
Birthplace: Sečovce, Slovakiasee more on András Fáy
Ernest Vajda was a Hungarian actor, playwright and novelist, but is more famous today for his screenplays. He co-wrote the screenplay for the film Smilin' Through, based on the hit play by Jane Cowl and Jane Murfin. Vajda also wrote the screenplay for the first film version of Rudolph Besier's The Barretts of Wimpole Street. ...more
Age: Died at 68 (1886-1954)
Birthplace: Komárno, Slovakiasee more on Ernest Vajda
Ferenc Herczeg was a Hungarian playwright and author who promoted conservative nationalist opinion in his country. He founded and edited the magazine Új Idők in 1895. In 1896 he was elected to parliament and in 1901 became the president of the Petőfi Society. One of his best novels, Dream Country tells how the love affair of an American business magnate and a Hungarian adventuress ends in jealousy and murder in the course of a yacht tour from Athens and Stamboul to Venice. In 1926 and in 1927 he was nominated for the Nobel prize on the score of The Gate of the Life, a historical novel about archbishop Tamás Bakócz, set in 16th century Rome. A major recurring theme of his novels is the ...more
Age: Died at 91 (1863-1954)
Birthplace: Vršac, Serbiasee more on Ferenc Herczeg
Frigyes Karinthy was a Hungarian author, playwright, poet, journalist, and translator. He was the first proponent of the six degrees of separation concept, in his 1929 short story, Chains. Karinthy remains one of the most popular Hungarian writers. He was the father of poet Gábor Karinthy and writer Ferenc Karinthy. Among the English translations of Karinthy's works are two science fiction novellas that continue the adventures of Swift's character Gulliver. Voyage to Faremido is an early examination of artificial intelligence, with a pacifist theme, while Capillaria is a polished and darkly humorous satire on the 'battle of the sexes'. ...more
Age: Died at 51 (1887-1938)
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungarysee more on Frigyes Karinthy