Playwright Brian Friel grew up in Northern Ireland and attended Ireland's national seminary, Saint Patrick's College. But, instead of becoming a priest, took up teaching and writing. In the late 1950s, his first radio plays aired on the BBC and he began to publish short fiction.
By the mid-1960s,
Milan Kundera is a playwright and novelist, who was born in Czechoslovakia, but has lived in exile in France since 1975, where he became a naturalized citizen in 1981. He is best known as the author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, and The Jo
As with any movement of which its title and ideological thrust is foisted unwittingly and often unwarrantedly upon its supposed members, the Theater of the Absurd is as awkward and uneasy a fit for Eugène Ionesco's literary and artistic endeavors as they are for Samuel Beckett or Jean Genet
Ben Jonson may be the most famous person to use the shortened version of his given name professionally. It is for hackneyed notes and anecdotes like these that the playwright, poet, and actor is now primarily known.
Evidently, it is really difficult to be a dramatist and poet if you lived