Famous Playwrights from Scotland

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

A list made up of people like J. M. Barrie and Joanna Baillie.

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

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Andrew P. Wilson, born 1886 in Edinburgh, Scotland, was a UK director, playwright, teacher, and actor. He acted as General Manager for the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland in 1914-15. There, he produced his own play, The Slough, about Irish poor. He was also one of the co-creators of The Scottish National Players. In 1924 he directed a series of silent films adapted from the golf stories of P.G. Wodehouse. The films featured actor Harry Beasley as a caddie who observes the humorous dramas of various golfers, thus providing a connective tissue between the short films. Wilson wrote radio plays for the BBC, including the series "Sandy and Andy" that ran between 1936 and 1947. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Ann Marie Di Mambro is a Scottish playwright and television screenwriter of Italian extraction. Her theatre plays have been performed widely; they are also published individually and in collections and are studied in schools for the Scottish curriculum's Higher Drama and English. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 68

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Bill Bryden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Playwrights from Scotland
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William Campbell Rough Bryden CBE is a British stage- and film director and screenwriter. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 76

Birthplace: Greenock, Europe, Eurasia, United Kingdom, Scotland, + more

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Catherine Grosvenor is a Scottish playwright and translator. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 41

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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