sweden Famous Playwrights from Sweden

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

List includes August Strindberg, Alfhild Agrell and more.

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

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Alexander Ahndoril is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Playwrights from Sweden
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Alexander Ahndoril is a Swedish novelist and playwright. His best-selling novel, Regissören, about the film maker Ingmar Bergman, was published in English translation as The Director in 2008 and in Italian translation as Il regista in 2011. Ahndoril was longlisted for The Independent Foreign Fiction ...more

Age: 50

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Profession: Novelist, Playwright

Credits: The Hypnotist

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Alfhild Agrell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Playwrights from Sweden
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Alfhild Agrell

Alfhild Teresia Agrell was a Swedish writer and playwright. She was born to Erik Johan Martin and Karolina Margareta Adolphson, who worked as confectioners. From 1868 until 1895 she was married to the Stockholmer merchant A. Agrell. She temporarily used the pseudonyms Thyra, Lovisa Petterqvist and ...more

Age: Died at 74 (1849-1923)

Birthplace: Härnösand, Sweden

Profession: Writer, Playwright

August Strindberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Playwrights from Sweden
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Johan August Strindberg was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. A prolific writer who often drew directly on his personal experience, Strindberg's career spanned four decades, during which time he wrote over 60 plays and more than 30 works of fiction, autobiography, history, ...more

Age: Died at 63 (1849-1912)

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Profession: Painter, Poet, Novelist, Screenwriter, Author, + more

Credits: Miss Julie, Miss Julie, Dreamplay, Dance of Death, De vader, + more

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#21 on The Greatest Playwrights in History

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Dawit Isaak is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Playwrights from Sweden
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Dawit Isaak is a Swedish-Eritrean playwright, journalist and writer. Isaak has been held in Eritrean prison since 2001 without trial and is considered a traitor by the Eritrean government. Amnesty International considers him a prisoner of conscience and has called for his immediate and unconditional ...more

Age: 52

Birthplace: Eritrea

Profession: Journalist, Political Activist, Writer, Playwright

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