List of Russian-language playwrights

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This is a list of authors who have written dramatic works in the Russian language.

For the plain text list, see Category:Russian dramatists and playwrights.

See also: List of Russian-language writers, List of Russian-language poets, List of Russian-language novelists, List of Russian artists, List of Russian architects, List of Russian inventors, List of Russian explorers, Russian culture

Alphabetical list[edit]

A[edit]

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
Аблесимов.jpg Alexander Ablesimov
(1742-1783)
The Miller
Alexander Afinogenov
(1904-1941)
Fear
Crank
A Far Place
Andreyev by Repin.jpg Leonid Andreyev
(1871-1919)
Anathema
Tsar Hunger
The Life of Man
He Who Gets Slapped
Margalo Gillmore (Consuelo) & Richard Bennett (He) in He Who Gets Slapped, 1922.
Richard Bennett (He, left) & Louis Calvert (Baron Regnart, right) in He Who Gets Slapped, 1922.
Maria Arbatova RuNet-2009.jpg Maria Arbatova
(born 1957)
On the Road to Ourselves
Maria Arbatova in 2009.
Aleksei Arbuzov
(1908-1986)
Tanya
A Long Road
Mikhail Petrovich Artsybashev.jpg Mikhail Artsybashev
(1878-1927)
War
Artsybashev with the actress Yavorskaya, 1915.
Drawing of Artsybashev.
Averchenko.jpg Arkady Averchenko
(1881-1925)
Drawing of Averchenko.
Averchenko, c1920.

B[edit]

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
Isaac Babel 1908.jpg Isaac Babel
(1894-1940)
Maria
Sunset
Babel in 1930.
Babel, c1930s.
Pyotr Dmitryevich Boborykin.jpg Pyotr Boborykin
(1836-1921)
The Scale
Vera Komissarzhevskaya in The Scale.
Oleg Bogayev
(born 1970)
Bułhakow.jpg Mikhail Bulgakov
(1891-1940)
Flight
Zoya's Apartment
Adam and Eve
The Days of the Turbins
The Days of the Turbins, 1926.
Portrait of Bulgakov.

C[edit]

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
Catherine II in youth by A.R. Lisiewska (de Gasc), 1742, Russian Museum - detail.jpg Catherine the Great
(1729-1796)
Fevey
Portrait of Catherine, 1745.
Portrait, 1794.
Anton Tschechow - Ölskizze von Lewitan.jpg Anton Chekhov
(1860-1904)
The Seagull
Uncle Vanya
Three Sisters
The Cherry Orchard
Stanislavski as Vershinin in Three Sisters.
Chekhov's wife Olga Knipper, who played Madame Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard.
Yevgeny Nikolayevich Chirikov.jpg Evgeny Chirikov
(1864-1932)
The Peasant
At his desk, 1904.
Portrait by Repin, 1906.
1894 ball - Const. Const.jpg Grand Duke Constantine
(1858-1915)
King of Judea
The Grand Duke in military dress, 1891.
With his wife Elizaveta, 1894.

D[edit]

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
Demidovtsev.jpg Grigoriy Demidovtsev
(born 1960)
Certificate of membership in the Union of Russian Writers.
Demidovtsev in 2007.
Денисов вл1.jpg Victor Denisov
(born 1944)
«Six Specters of Lenin on a Piano».(Opening night: 20 May 1993)
After the premiere of «Six Specters of Lenin on a Piano». V.Denisov is second to the left, 1993
V.Denisov & a San-Francisco director V.Zavarina, 1994

E[edit]

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
Nikolai Erdman
(1900-1970)
The Suicide
Evreinov by Repin.jpg Nikolai Evreinov
(1879-1953)
A Merry Death
The Chief Thing
The Presentation of Love
The Storming of the Winter Palace
Drawing of Evreinov, 1921.
Memorial plaque in Paris.

F[edit]

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
Denis Fonvizin.jpg Denis Fonvizin
(1744/45-1792)
The Minor
Statue of Fonvizin, part of the Millennium of Russia monument.
The Fonvizin Family Coat of Arms.
Olga Forsh
(1873–1961)
The Substitute Lecturer

G[edit]

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
Galich lebedev.jpg Alexander Galich
(1918-1977)
Gippius 1910s.jpg Zinaida Gippius
(1869-1945)
The Green Ring
Portrait of Gippius by Ilya Repin, 1894.
Portrait by Léon Bakst, 1906.
Gogol Portrait.jpg Nikolai Gogol
(1809-1852)
Marriage
The Government Inspector
Fyodor Paramonov as Anton Antonovich in Gogol's The Government Inspector.
Cover of the First Edition of The Government Inspector. 1836
Prince Dmitry Petrovich Gorchakov.jpg Dmitry Gorchakov
(1758-1824)
King for a Day
Grigori Gorin
(1940-2000)
Mikhail Nesterov 042.jpg Maxim Gorky
(1868-1936)
Summerfolk
The Lower Depths
Children of the Sun
A scene from The Lower Depths.
Another scene from The Lower Depths.
Griboyedov.jpg Aleksandr Griboyedov
(1795-1829)
Woe from Wit
Stanislavski as Famusov in Woe from Wit.
Title page of Griboyedov's manuscript of Woe from Wit.1824
Isabella Grinevskaya.jpg Isabella Grinevskaya
(1864-1944)
Elena Guro 7.jpg Elena Guro
(1887-1913)
The Hurdy-Gurdy
Guro's portrait of her husband Mikhail Matyushin.
Elena and Mikhail.

I[edit]

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
USSR stamp V.V.Ivanov 1965 4k.jpg Vsevolod Ivanov
(1895-1963)
Armoured Train 14-69
1927 production of Armoured Train 14-69.

K[edit]

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
Vasily kapnist.jpg Vasily Kapnist
(1758-1823)
Chicane
Postcard featuring Kapnist.
Kataev.jpg Valentin Kataev
(1897-1986)
Quadrature of the Circle
Kataev's brother, the writer Yevgeni Petrov.
Katenin.jpg Pavel Katenin
(1792-1853)
Andromache
Yevgeny Kharitonov
(1941-1981)
Under House Arrest
Charms.jpg Daniil Kharms
(1905-1942)
Graffiti of Kharms on a wall in Kharkiv.
Caricature of Kharms by Antonovsky
Mikhail Kheraskov.jpg Mikhail Kheraskov
(1733-1807)
Vladimir Kirshon
(1902-1938)
Bread
The Miraculous Alloy
Yakov Knyazhnin.jpg Yakov Knyazhnin
(1740/42-1791)
Olga
The Cranks
The Braggart
Vadim the Bold
Eugene Kozlovsky.jpg Eugene Kozlovsky
(born 1946)
Ivan Krylov.jpg Ivan Krylov
(1769-1844)
Philomela
Monument to Krylov in St Petersburg.
Monument to Krylov and Pushkin in Pushkino.
Briullov-kukolnik.jpg Nestor Kukolnik
(1809-1868)
A Life for the Tsar
Title page from one of Kukolnik's dramas, 1834.
Plaque for Kukolnik in Taganrog.

L[edit]

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
Lazhechnikov.jpg Ivan Lazhechnikov
(1792–1869)
Oprichnik
Leonid Leonov 1929.jpg Leonid Leonov
(1899-1994)
Dmitri Lipskerov
(born 1964)
LeoLuntz.jpg Lev Lunts
(1901-1924)
Native Land

M[edit]

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
Анатолий Мариенгоф.jpg Anatoly Marienhof
(1897-1962)
With the poet Sergei Yesenin, 1915.
Samuil Marshak
(1887-1964)
Smart Things
The Twelve Months
Soviet stamp featuring Marshak.
Mikhail Matinsky
(1760-c1820)
Regeneration
Saint-Petersburg's Trade Stalls
Mayakovsky Vladimir.jpg Vladimir Mayakovsky
(1893-1930)
The Bedbug
The Bathhouse
Mystery-Bouffe
A young Mayakovsky
Soviet stamp featuring Mayakovsky.
Михалков Сергей Владимирович.jpg Sergey Mikhalkov
(1913-2009)
Three Plus Two
Mikhailov receiving an award from Vladimir Putin in 2003.
Talking with Vladimir Putin in 2003.

N[edit]

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
Monument to Nabokov at Montreux.
Vladimir Nabokov
(1899-1977)
The Waltz Invention
Nabokov's first published work.
Playing chess with his wife Vera.
Löb Nevakhovich
(1776/78-1831)
Alexandr Neverov 1925.jpg Alexander Neverov
(1886-1923)
Baba
Hunger
Drawing of Neverov.
Nikolay Nikolev.jpg Nikolai Nikolev
(1758-1815)
Osip Notovich
(1849-1914)
Shady Business

O[edit]

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
Wassilij Grigorjewitsch Perow 003.jpg Alexander Ostrovsky
(1823-1886)
The Storm
The Poor Bride
Poverty is No Vice
Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man
Stanislavski (left), and Vasily Kachalov in Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man.
Monument to Osrovsky at the Maly Theatre in Moscow.
Valentin Ovechkin
(1904-1968)
A Time to Reap
Vladislav Aleksandrovič Ozerov.jpg Vladislav Ozerov
(1769-1816)
Dmitry Donskoy

P[edit]

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
Vera Panova
(1905-1973)
Ivan Kosogor
In Old Moscow
Plaque for Panova in St. Petersburg.
Ludmilla Petrushevskaya seven 2009 Shankbone NYC.jpg Lyudmila Petrushevskaya
(born 1938)
Petrushevskaya in 2009.
At a booksigning in New York with Keith Gessen, 2009.
Pisemsky by Repin.jpg Aleksey Pisemsky
(1821-1881)
A Bitter Fate
The Hypochondriac
Lieutenant Gladkov
The Financial Genius
A Bitter Fate. Lizaveta. Picture by Ilya Repin.
Engraving of Pisemsky.
Nikolai Pogodin
(1900-1962)
Aristocrats
Mikhail Popov
(1742-1790)
Anyuta
Alexander Preys
(1905-1942)
Iosif Prut
(1900-1996)
Kiprensky Pushkin.jpg Alexander Pushkin
(1799-1837)
Boris Godunov
The Stone Guest
Mozart and Salieri
The Covetous Knight
The Stone Guest. Don Juan and Doña Ana. Picture by Ilya Repin.
Monument to Pushkin in Moscow.

R[edit]

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
Vladimir Putin 5 March 2002-7.jpg Edvard Radzinsky
(born 1936)
Rybakov Vyacheslav 2006 11 13 001.jpg Vyacheslav Rybakov
(born 1954)

S[edit]

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
Saz NI.jpg Natalya Sats
(1903-1993)
Schepkina-Kupernik by Repin.jpg Shchepkina-Kupernik
(1874-1952)
Summer Picture
Evgeny Shvarts
(1896-1958)
The Dragon
Dedicatory plaque for Shvarts in St Petersburg.
Vassily Sigarev
Plasticine
Black Milk
Feodor Sologub.jpg Fyodor Sologub
(1863-1927)
The Triumph of Death
Portrait by Konstantin Somov.
Ксения Степанычева 2.jpg Ksenya Stepanycheva
(born 1978)
Pink Bow
Stepanycheva in 2009.
Sukhovo-Kobylin.jpg Aleksandr Sukhovo-Kobylin
(1817-1903)
The Case
Krechinsky's Wedding
The Death of Tarelkin
Sukhovo-Kobylin, c1850s.
Aleksandr's sister, the writer Evgenia Tur.
Sumarokov by A.Losenko.jpg Alexander Sumarokov
(1717-1777)
Khorev
Portrait of Sumarokov by Fedor Rokotov.

T[edit]

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
Yelizaveta Tarakhovskaya
(1891-1968)
By the Pike's Wish
Tarakhovskaya's birth house in Taganrog.
Modest Ilyich Tchaikovsky.jpg Modest Tchaikovsky
(1850-1916)
Tchaikovsky's brother, the composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky.
Nadezhda Teffi
(1872-1952)
The Woman Question
Viktoriya Tokareva
(born 1937)
A.K.Tolstoy by Repin.jpg Aleksey K. Tolstoy
(1817-1875)
The Death of Ivan the Terrible
Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich
Tsar Boris
Don Juan
Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich.
ANTolstoy.jpg Aleksey N. Tolstoy
(1883-1945)
Stamp featuring Tolstoy.
Monument to Tolstoy in Moscow.
Leon tolstoi.jpg Leo Tolstoy
(1828-1910)
The Power of Darkness
The Fruits of Enlightenment
The Living Corpse
Stanislavski as Zvezdintsev in The Fruits of Enlightenment, 1891.
Stanislavski as Prince Abrezhov in The Living Corpse, 1911.
Sergei Tretyakov
(1892-1937)
I Want a Baby
Turgenev by Repin 1879.jpg Ivan Turgenev
(1818-1883)
A Month in the Country
Stanislavski and Knipper in A Month in the Country, 1909.
A scene from A Month in the Country.

U[edit]

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
EduardUspenskiy.jpg Eduard Uspensky
(born 1937)

V[edit]

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
Alexander Vampilov
(1937-1972)
Elder Son
Anastasia Verbitskaya 2.gif Anastasiya Verbitskaya
(1861-1928)
Mirages
Verbitskaya in 1898.
Vsevolod Vishnevsky
(1900-1951)
Optimistic Tragedy

Z[edit]

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
Mark Zakharov.jpg Mark Zakharov
(born 1933)
Zakharov with Dmitry Medvedev in 2008.
Boris Zaitsev 7.jpg Boris Zaytsev
(1881-1972)
Aleksey Zhemchuzhnikov 1.jpg Aleksey Zhemchuzhnikov
(1821-1908)
Zinovieva-Annibal 01.jpg Lydia Zinovieva-Annibal
(1866-1907)

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