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dramatist

[dram-uh-tist, drah-muh-] /ˈdræm ə tɪst, ˈdrɑ mə-/
noun
1.
a writer of dramas or dramatic poetry; playwright.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; < Greek drāmat- (see dramatic) + -ist
Related forms
superdramatist, noun
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Examples for dramatist
  • Although the dramatist has every license to invent conversation, to mix up times and places, of course that is their license.
  • Whereas the imagination-as any dramatist knows-is drawn more towards movement and hints.
  • As a dramatist, he knew that clichés could thunder if spoken in the right tone.
  • But before long his development as dramatist recapitulated the inward turn of the fiction.
  • No other dead dramatist remains such a daunting admonitory presence for his directors and performers.
  • He has been a poet for poets, a musician for musicians, and a dramatist for anyone who wishes to understand the human heart.
  • It would appear that the dramatist was especially exposed to the predatory habits of the piratical publisher.
  • Increasingly, indeed, the dramatist is limited as to the number of actors he can deploy and the number of sets he can call for.
British Dictionary definitions for dramatist

dramatist

/ˈdræmətɪst/
noun
1.
a writer of plays; playwright
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Word Origin and History for dramatist
n.

1670s, see drama (Greek stem dramat-) + -ist.

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Encyclopedia Article for dramatist

dramatic literature

the texts of plays that can be read, as distinct from being seen and heard in performance

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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