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

List people include Dario Fo, Luigi PIrandello and many more.

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

Use this list of renowned Italian 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. (31 items)
Alojz Rebula is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Playwrights from Italy
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Alojz Rebula is a Slovene writer, playwright, essayist, translator, and a notable member of the Slovene minority in Italy. He lives and works in Villa Opicina in the Province of Trieste, Italy. He is a member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. ...more

Age: 92

Birthplace: Duino-Aurisina, Italy

Profession: Essayist, Translator, Writer, Playwright

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Antonio Porta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Playwrights from Italy
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Antonio Porta was an author and poet and one of the founders of the Italian literary movement Gruppo 63. ...more

Age: Died at 54 (1935-1989)

Birthplace: Vicenza, Italy

Profession: Poet, Playwright

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Antonio Somma was an Italian playwright who is most well known for writing the libretto of an opera which ultimately became Giuseppe Verdi's Un ballo in maschera in 1859. While a student, his tragedy, Parisina, gave him quite a success. Initially, his contact with Verdi came about when the composer ...more

Age: Died at 155 (1809-1964)

Birthplace: Udine, Italy

Profession: Librettist, Playwright

Credits: Masked Ball

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Carlo Bertolazzi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Playwrights from Italy
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Carlo Bertolazzi

Carlo Bertolazzi was a playwright and a screenwriter. ...more

Age: Died at 46 (1870-1916)

Birthplace: Rivolta d'Adda, Italy

Profession: Screenwriter, Playwright

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