playwrite vs playwright : Common Errors in English

About playwrite vs playwright

It might seem as if a person who writes plays should be called a “playwrite” but in fact a playwright is a person who has wrought words into a dramatic form, just as a wheelwright has wrought wheels out of wood and iron. All the other words ending in “-wright” are archaic, or we’d be constantly reminded of the correct pattern.

playwright Meaning(s)

  • (n) someone who writes plays

playwright in News

  1. Playwright Dan Kehde to share ghost stories

    Local playwright Dan Kehde will present "A Night of Dans Ghost Stories" at 8 p.m. Saturday at Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St.The two-hour, one-person show retells Kehdes personal supernatural experiences over the past 60 years, including ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Charleston Daily Mail

  2. Q&A: Playwright Andrea Stolowitz On 'Ithaka'

    The Portland playwright's work about an Afghan War vet's journey home is in the middle of its world premiere run at Artists Repertory Theatre. We spoke with Stolowitz about the challenges of delving into the unfamiliar world of the military and the importance of closing the divide between veterans and the civilian world.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Oregon Public Broadcasting

  3. Playwright Barry Kornhauser to present ARTS Engage workshop

    Barry Kornhauser, a nationally and internationally recognized playwright, will present a free ARTS Engage! workshop for artists, educators, social workers, child care providers, mentors, agencies that assist at risk youth and groups underserved by the arts June 17, from 9 a.m. to noon at The Electric City Trolley Museum, 300 Cliff Street,...
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Times Leader

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