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Famous Playwrights from Romania

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

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

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  • Alexander Isaakovich Gelman (Russian: Алекса́ндр Исаа́кович Ге́льман; born 25 October 1933 in Donduşeni), original given name Shunya (Russian: Шу́ня), is a Bessarabian-born Soviet and Russian playwright, writer, and screenwriter. A survivor of the Holocaust during childhood, Gelman became a playwright and screenwriter after working as a newspaper journalist in Leningrad in the 1960s, winning the USSR State Prize in 1976. He has resided in Moscow since 1978. A supporter of Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms, Gelman was elected to the Supreme Soviet of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1989 and to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union upon Mikhail Gorbachev's...  more
    • Age: 87
    • Birthplace: Dondușeni, Moldova
  • Samuel (September 16, 1899 - October 14, 1971) and Bella Spewack (March 25, 1899 - April 27, 1990) were a Tony Award-winning husband-and-wife writing team. Samuel, who also directed many of their plays, was born in the Ukraine. He attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City[1] and then received his degree from Columbia College. His wife, the oldest of three children of a single mother, was born Bella Cohen in Bucharest, Romania and with her family emigrated to the Lower East Side of Manhattan when she was a child. After graduation from Washington Irving High School, she worked as a journalist for socialist and pacifist newspapers such as The New York Call. Her work drew attention from...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 91 (1899-1990)
    • Birthplace: Southeast Europe, Bucharest, Romania
  • Benjamin Fondane (French pronunciation: ​[bɛ̃ʒamɛ̃ fɔ̃dan]) or Benjamin Fundoianu (Romanian pronunciation: [benʒaˈmin fundoˈjanu]; born Benjamin Wechsler, Wexler or Vecsler, first name also Beniamin or Barbu, usually abridged to B.; November 14, 1898 – October 2, 1944) was a Romanian and French poet, critic and existentialist philosopher, also noted for his work in film and theater. Known from his Romanian youth as a Symbolist poet and columnist, he alternated Neoromantic and Expressionist themes with echoes from Tudor Arghezi, and dedicated several poetic cycles to the rural life of his native Moldavia. Fondane, who was of Jewish Romanian extraction and a nephew of Jewish intellectuals...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 45 (1898-1944)
    • Birthplace: Southeast Europe, Nord-Est, Iași County, Iași, Iași metropolitan area
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    Eugen Rotaru

    Eugen Rotaru is a playwright and father of film editor and film producer Alex Rotaru....