NB: This page is a work in progress: please send in your suggestions of playwrights you would like to see listed, or of websites you have found.


Contemporary Writers (The British Council)
This database contains up-to-date profiles of some of the UK and Commonwealth's most important living writers - their biographies, bibliographies, critical reviews, prizes and photographs.

Art & Culture - Theater page - Playwrights

DMOZ Open Directory: playwrights

Internet Public Library - Literary Criticism page

The Literature network

Moonstruck Drama Bookstore


Howard Barker – Dramatist and poet

Samuel Beckett Online Resources

Samuel Beckett: Apmonia
Maintained by Tim Conley and Allen Ruch this website contains numerous sections devoted to Samuel Beckett's life and work, including plays, biography, interviews and an image gallery.


Epic Theatre and Brecht
A BBC Bitesize revision guide.

The Anton Chekhov page
NB: this link is no longer working. I will investigate if resources are available elsewhere. If not, this will link will be deleted. April 2012.

The Literature network
Anton Chekhov page includes a biography and links to the full-text of some plays and many short stories.

Chekhov bibliography

Dario Fo website (in Italian)
The theatre of Dario Fo and Franca Rame and featuring many video clips.

The Tudor Tarantino 
Dominic Arkwright charts the rise and fall of Thomas Middleton, the bad boy of Renaissance drama. He wrote stories of murder, incest and sexual blackmail in the backstreets of London and was hugely popular in his day, occasionally out-selling Shakespeare at the box office. So why were his plays banned from the stage for over three hundred years?
BBC Radio 4 (originally broadcast May 2010) available on BBC iPlayer.

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