Oscar Wilde
Oscar WildeOctober 16, 1854 - November 30, 1900
William Shakespeare
William ShakespeareApril 26, 1564 - April 23, 1616
George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard ShawJuly 26, 1856 - November 2, 1950
Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale HurstonJanuary 7, 1891 - January 28, 1960
Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author. Of Hurston's four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays, she is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. In addition to new editions of her work being published after a revival of interest in her in 1975, her manuscript Every Tongue Got to Confess (2001), a collection of folktales gathered in the 1920s, was published posthumously after being discovered in the Smithsonian archives. ...
Tennessee Williams
Tennessee WilliamsMarch 26, 1911 - February 25, 1983
Anton Chekhov
Anton ChekhovJanuary 29, 1860 - July 14, 1904
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (/ˈtʃɛkɔːf, -ɒf/; Russian: Анто́н Па́влович Че́хов, pronounced [ɐnˈton ˈpavləvʲɪtɕ ˈtɕɛxəf]; 29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian physician, playwright and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practiced as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, "and literature is my mistress."...
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Pedro Calderon de la BarcaJanuary 17, 1600 - May 25, 1681
Wilson Mizner
Wilson MiznerMay 19, 1876 - April 3, 1933
Brendan Behan
Brendan BehanFebruary 9, 1923 - March 20, 1964
Brendan Francis Aidan Behan (christened Francis Behan) (/ˈbiːən/ BEE-ən; Irish: Breandán Ó Beacháin; 9 February 1923 – 20 March 1964) was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright who wrote in both English and Irish. He was also an Irish republican and a volunteer in the Irish Republican Army. Born in Dublin into a republican family, he became a member of the IRA's youth organisation Fianna Éireann at the age of fourteen. However, there was also a strong emphasis on Irish history and culture in the home, which meant he was steeped in literature and patriotic...