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

People on this list include Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and Gunnar Germundson.

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

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Arne Lygre is a Norwegian novelist and playwright. Among his plays are Mamma og meg og menn from 1998, staged at Rogaland Teater, and Brått og evig from 1999, first staged at the National Theatre. He was awarded the Brage Prize in 2004 for the short story collection Tid inne. His first novel was Et siste ansikt in 2006. From 2014 to 2016 he is the in-house playwright at the National Theatre. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 50

Birthplace: Norway

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Aslaug Vaa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Playwrights from Norway
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Aslaug Vaa was a Norwegian poet and playwright. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 76 (1889-1965)

Birthplace: Vinje, Norway

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Axel Hellstenius is a film writer. ...more on Wikipedia

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Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Playwrights from Norway
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Bjørnstjerne Martinius Bjørnson was a Norwegian writer who received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature "as a tribute to his noble, magnificent and versatile poetry, which has always been distinguished by both the freshness of its inspiration and the rare purity of its spirit", becoming the first Norwegian Nobel laureate. Bjørnson is considered to be one of The Four Greats among Norwegian writers, the others being Henrik Ibsen, Jonas Lie, and Alexander Kielland. Bjørnson is also celebrated for his lyrics to the Norwegian National Anthem, "Ja, vi elsker dette landet". ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 78 (1832-1910)

Birthplace: Kvikne, Norway

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