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  • n. Plural form of dramatist.


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  • Brunetti, who has been reading the Greek dramatists, is deeply affected by the discovery: He could not bring himself, not that night, to read of the death of Astyanax.

    Book review

  • But the rara avis among dramatists, is he who possesses the tragic species, and not the epic; for any one conversant with the English stage, from Shakspeare downwards, will easily perceive that almost all our dramatic writers mistake the epic for the tragic vein of magniloquence; * now, the Author of the


  • All plays taken together are called the drama, and the writers of them are called dramatists, from a Greek word dran, to act or do.

    English Literature for Boys and Girls

  • The dramatists were a much more potent influence than either Spenser or the metaphysical school.


  • If I said the original, it would be an impudent presumption of mine; but the translations are so inferior to the originals, that I think I may risk it Then judge of the 'simplicity of plot,' &c. and do not judge me by your old mad dramatists, which is like drinking usquebaugh and then proving a fountain.

    Life of Lord Byron With His Letters And Journals

  • But in this stave there is no instance of the strangest peculiarity, and what seems to some the worst fault of the piece, the profusion of broken-up decasyllables, which sometimes suggest a very "corrupt" manuscript, or a passage of that singular stuff in the Caroline dramatists which is neither blank verse, nor any other, nor prose.

    Matthew Arnold

  • Scott alone, of the present generation, has hitherto triumphed completely over the fatal facility of the octosyllabic verse; and this is not the least victory of his fertile and mighty genius; in blank verse Milton, Thomson, and our dramatists are the beacons that shine along the deep, but warn us from the rough and barren rocks on which they are kindled. '[

    Studies in Literature and History

  • He commissioned 30 performance pieces by world-class artists, dancers, poets, dramatists and musicians.

    John Brockman: the man who runs the world's smartest website

  • Some dramatists are prey to a governing obsession.

    Travelling Light - review

  • He's one of the few dramatists capable of a sympathetic rendering of a pet-killer or of mining the laughs in a man who's encouraging his sot of a mother to drink herself to death.

    McDonagh's 'Cripple of Inishmaan': Fiendishly funny sendup of rural Irish life


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