The bias for me, as a dramatist—to go back to the bully question—is how did we become like this?
“The opposition [between Left and Right] appealed to me as a dramatist,” he writes in The Secret Knowledge.
On the political stage, Mamet is not a dramatist; he is merely acting.
The playwright Jon Fosse could avoid the curse of Henrik Ibsen to become a Norwegian dramatist Nobel laureate.
The first question a dramatist asks is not "Is this how it really works?"
As a dramatist Voltaire is negligible for the very reasons that made him so successful in his own day.
The first scene of the second act shows us how Shakespeare, the dramatist, worked.
He is the dramatist of broken hearts, whose waste places are unrelieved by a touch of sunlight.
The play was the latest work of the Scandinavian dramatist, the actress was Glory Quayle.
And he answers to the chief test of the dramatist—he is a prime creator of character.