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270 People in group: Profession; Playwrights and dramatists

William Shakespeare

1564-1616
Dramatist and poet
Sitter associated with 94 portraits

Oscar Wilde

1854-1900
Wit and dramatist
Sitter associated with 13 portraits

Michael Abbensetts

1938-
Playwright
Sitter in 1 portrait

Rodney Ackland

1908-1991
Actor and playwright
Sitter in 16 portraits

John Agard

1949-
Poet, playwright, performer and anthologist
Sitter in 2 portraits

Miles Peter Andrews

1742-1814
Dramatist, gunpowder manufacturer and politician
Sitter in 1 portrait

John Antrobus

1933-
Playwright
Sitter in 1 portrait

Arthur Applin

1873-1949
Actor, playwright and novelist
Sitter in 5 portraits

Michael Arabian

Playwright
Sitter in 4 portraits

Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-Super-Mare

1940-
Politician, author and playwright
Sitter in 2 portraits

John Arden

1930-2012
Playwright
Sitter in 1 portrait

Reginald Arkell

1872-1959
Author and dramatist
Sitter in 4 portraits

Robert Armin

circa 1568-1615
Actor and dramatist
Sitter in 2 portraits

Sir Alan Ayckbourn

1939-
Playwright; Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Sitter in 4 portraits

Richard Ayton

1786-1823
Dramatist and miscellaneous writer
Sitter in 2 portraits

Enid Algerine Bagnold ('Lady Jones')

1889-1981
Novelist and playwright; wife of Sir Roderick Jones; daughter of Arthur Bagnold
Sitter in 10 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

Joanna Baillie

1762-1851
Dramatist and poet
Sitter in 2 portraits

Sir Kenneth Ralph Barnes

1878-1957
Principal of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Sitter in 13 portraits

Peter Barnes

1931-2004
Playwright and director
Sitter in 1 portrait

Wilson Barrett (William Henry Barrett)

1846-1904
Actor, theatre manager and dramatist
Sitter in 13 portraits