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Playwrights and dramatists


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Augusta, Lady Gregory

Augusta, Lady Gregory

1852-1932
Playwright and Director of the Abbey Theatre; daughter of Dudley Persse
Sitter in 2 portraits
George Grossmith Jr

George Grossmith Jr

1874-1935
Actor, manager and playwright
Sitter associated with 22 portraits
Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen

1828-1906
Norwegian dramatist
Sitter in 3 portraits
Eugène Ionesco

Eugène Ionesco

1909-1994
Playwright
Sitter in 7 portraits
Jerome Klapka Jerome

Jerome Klapka Jerome

1859-1927
Novelist and playwright
Sitter in 32 portraits
Benjamin ('Ben') Jonson

Benjamin ('Ben') Jonson

1573?-1637
Poet and dramatist
Sitter associated with 19 portraits
James Joyce

James Joyce

1882-1941
Novelist, poet and playwright
Sitter in 7 portraits
Charles Kemble

Charles Kemble

1775-1854
Actor, theatre manager and playwright
Sitter associated with 30 portraits
Thomas Killigrew

Thomas Killigrew

1612-1683
Dramatist and courtier
Sitter in 15 portraits
Kwame Kwei-Armah

Kwame Kwei-Armah

1967-
Actor, playwright and singer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh

1943-
Dramatist; theatre, television and film director
Sitter in 6 portraits
Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

1803-1873
Novellist, playwright and Conservative politician; MP for St Ives, Lincoln and Hertfordshire
Sitter associated with 35 portraits
Maurice Maeterlinck

Maurice Maeterlinck

1862-1949
Belgian poet and dramatist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Somerset Maugham

Somerset Maugham

1874-1965
Novelist, playwright and spy
Sitter associated with 114 portraits
A.A. Milne

A.A. Milne

1882-1956
Writer, playwright and journalist
Sitter in 43 portraits
Anthony Minghella

Anthony Minghella

1954-2008
Playwright and film director
Sitter in 2 portraits
Molière

Molière

1622-1673
Playwright and actor
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Michael Andrew Bridge Morpurgo

Michael Andrew Bridge Morpurgo

1943-
Poet, playwright and writer; Children's Laureate
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Mortimer

John Mortimer

1923-2009
Barrister, playwright and writer
Sitter in 12 portraits
Bryan Walter Guinness, 2nd Baron Moyne of Bury St Edmunds

Bryan Walter Guinness, 2nd Baron Moyne of Bury St Edmunds

1905-1992
Poet, novelist and playwright
Sitter in 2 portraits

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