THE PLAYWRIGHTS

Greek Cultural Historians

In the 6th century BCE, a Greek playwright functioned not only as an artist, but as a cultural historian. Through their tragedies, they defined factual history for the masses, drafting a commonly accepted—right or wrong—record of Greek society.

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Contemporary Playwrights

Learn about contemporary playwrights who used their work to challenge society's issues and conventions.

Four Ancient Playwrights

Discover the four towering figures of ancient greek theater—Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles and Aristophanes.