Georges Feydeau

French playwright of the era known as the Belle Époque, born in 1862.

Eugene Ionesco

Romanian French playwright & one of the foremost figures of the French Avant-garde theatre, born in 1909.


French Enlightenment writer, historian, & philosopher famous for his wit & criticism of Christianity.

Gerhart Hauptmann

German writer & promoter of literary naturalism born in 1862. Won Nobel Prize in Literature (1912).

Friedrich Schiller

German poet, philosopher, physician, historian, & playwright born in 1759.

François Porché

French poet, dramatist, & literary critic born in 1877. Winner of 1923 Grand Prix de Literature.

Antonin Artaud

French dramatist, writer, actor, & theatre director best known for conceptualizing a “Theatre of Cruelty”.

Alfred Jarry

French symbolist writer born in 1873 & best known for his play Ubu Roi.

Ennio Flaiano

Italian screenwriter, playwright, novelist, journalist, & critic best known for his work with Federico Fellini.