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 listEdit

AEdit

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
  Alexander Ablesimov
(1742-1783)
The Miller
Alexander Afinogenov
(1904-1941)
Fear
Crank
A Far Place
  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
(born 1957)
On the Road to Ourselves
 
Maria Arbatova in 2009.
Aleksei Arbuzov
(1908-1986)
Tanya
A Long Road
  Mikhail Artsybashev
(1878-1927)
War
 
Artsybashev with the actress Yavorskaya, 1915.
 
Drawing of Artsybashev.
  Arkady Averchenko
(1881-1925)
 
Drawing of Averchenko.
 
Averchenko, c1920.

BEdit

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
  Isaac Babel
(1894-1940)
Maria
Sunset
 
Babel, c1930s.
  Pyotr Boborykin
(1836-1921)
The Scale
Oleg Bogayev
(born 1970)
  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.

CEdit

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
  Catherine the Great
(1729-1796)
Fevey
 
Portrait of Catherine, 1745.
 
Portrait, 1794.
  Nikolai Chayev
(1824—1914)
Svat Faddeyich
  Anton Chekhov
(1860-1904)
The Seagull
Uncle Vanya
Three Sisters
The Cherry Orchard
 
Konstantin Stanislavski as Vershinin in Three Sisters.
 
Chekhov's wife Olga Knipper, who played Madame Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard.
  Evgeny Chirikov
(1864-1932)
The Peasant
 
At his desk, 1904.
 
Portrait by Repin, 1906.
  Ada Chumachenko
(1887 – 1954)
The Snow Queen
A Man from the Moon
  Grand Duke Constantine
(1858-1915)
King of Judea
 
The Grand Duke in military dress, 1891.
 
With his wife Elizaveta, 1894.

DEdit

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
  Grigoriy Demidovtsev
(born 1960)
 
Certificate of membership in the Union of Russian Writers.
 
Demidovtsev in 2007.
  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

EEdit

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
Nikolai Erdman
(1900-1970)
The Suicide
  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.

FEdit

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
  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

GEdit

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
Alexander Galich
(1918-1977)
  Zinaida Gippius
(1869-1945)
The Green Ring
 
Portrait of Gippius by Ilya Repin, 1894.
 
Portrait by Léon Bakst, 1906.
  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
  Dmitry Gorchakov
(1758-1824)
King for a Day
Grigori Gorin
(1940-2000)
  Maxim Gorky
(1868-1936)
Summerfolk
The Lower Depths
Children of the Sun
The Philistines
 
A scene from The Lower Depths.
 
Another scene from The Lower Depths.
  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
(1864-1944)
  Elena Guro
(1887-1913)
The Hurdy-Gurdy
 
Guro's portrait of her husband Mikhail Matyushin.
 
Elena and Mikhail.

IEdit

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
  Vsevolod Ivanov
(1895-1963)
Armoured Train 14-69
 
1927 production of Armoured Train 14-69.

KEdit

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
  Vasily Kapnist
(1758-1823)
Chicane
 
Postcard featuring Kapnist.
  Valentin Kataev
(1897-1986)
Quadrature of the Circle
 
Kataev's brother, the writer Yevgeni Petrov.
  Pavel Katenin
(1792-1853)
Andromache
Yevgeny Kharitonov
(1941-1981)
Under House Arrest
  Daniil Kharms
(1905-1942)
 
Graffiti of Kharms on a wall in Kharkiv.
 
Caricature of Kharms by Antonovsky
  Mikhail Kheraskov
(1733-1807)
Vladimir Kirshon
(1902-1938)
Bread
The Miraculous Alloy
 
Layout of scenery for the play based on the play by V. Kirshon The Court
  Fyodor Kokoshkin
(1775-1838)
Little Demon on Vacation
 
Kokoshkin's grave at the Donskoy Monastery's necropolis in Moscow
  Nikolay Kolyada
(born 1957)
A Tale About the Dead Tsarina
Oginski Polonaise
Persian Lilac
Playing Forfeits
Slingshot
 
in the Sverdlovsk Regional Universal Scientific Library Vissarion Belinsky
 
Kolyada Theater in Yekaterinburg
  Yakov Knyazhnin
(1740/42-1791)
Olga
The Cranks
The Braggart
Vadim the Bold
  Eugene Kozlovsky
(born 1946)
  Ivan Krylov
(1769-1844)
Philomela
The Cat and the Сook
The Fox and the Crane
The Quartet
The Wolf and the Lamb
 
Monument to Krylov in St Petersburg.
 
Illustration The Cat and the Сook by Sergei Gribkov
  Nestor Kukolnik
(1809-1868)
A Life for the Tsar
 
Title page from one of Kukolnik's dramas, 1834.
 
Plaque for Kukolnik in Taganrog.

LEdit

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

MEdit

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
  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
  Vladimir Mayakovsky
(1893-1930)
The Bedbug
The Bathhouse
Mystery-Bouffe
 
A young Mayakovsky
 
Soviet stamp featuring Mayakovsky.
  Sergey Mikhalkov
(1913-2009)
Three Plus Two
 
Mikhailov receiving an award from Vladimir Putin in 2003.
 
Talking with Vladimir Putin in 2003.

NEdit

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

OEdit

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
  Alexander Ostrovsky
(1823-1886)
The Storm
The Poor Bride
Poverty is No Vice
Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man
The Snow Maiden
 
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 Ozerov
(1769-1816)
Dmitry Donskoy

PEdit

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
Vera Panova
(1905-1973)
Ivan Kosogor
In Old Moscow
 
Plaque for Panova in St. Petersburg.
  Lyudmila Petrushevskaya
(born 1938)
 
Petrushevskaya in 2009.
 
At a booksigning in New York with Keith Gessen, 2009.
  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.
  Pyotr Polevoy
(1839–1902)
Princess Sophia
Nikolai Pogodin
(1900-1962)
Aristocrats
Mikhail Popov
(1742-1790)
Anyuta
Alexander Preys
(1905-1942)
Iosif Prut
(1900-1996)
  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.

REdit

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
  Edvard Radzinsky
(born 1936)
  Vyacheslav Rybakov
(born 1954)

SEdit

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
  Natalya Sats
(1903-1993)
  Alexander Shakhovskoy
(1777–1846)
Ladies' Joke
The New Stern
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  Shchepkina-Kupernik
(1874-1952)
Summer Picture
Evgeny Shvarts
(1896-1958)
The Dragon
  Vassily Sigarev
Plasticine
Black Milk
  Fyodor Sologub
(1863-1927)
The Triumph of Death
 
Portrait by Konstantin Somov.
  Ksenya Stepanycheva
(born 1978)
Pink Bow
 
Stepanycheva in 2009.
  Aleksandr Sukhovo-Kobylin
(1817-1903)
The Case
Krechinsky's Wedding
The Death of Tarelkin
 
Sukhovo-Kobylin, c1850s.
 
Aleksandr's sister, the writer Evgenia Tur.
  Alexander Sumarokov
(1717-1777)
Khorev
 
Portrait of Sumarokov by Fedor Rokotov.

TEdit

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
Yelizaveta Tarakhovskaya
(1891-1968)
By the Pike's Wish
 
Tarakhovskaya's birth house in Taganrog.
  Modest Tchaikovsky
(1850-1916)
 
Tchaikovsky's brother, the composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky.
Nadezhda Teffi
(1872-1952)
The Woman Question
Viktoriya Tokareva
(born 1937)
  Aleksey K. Tolstoy
(1817-1875)
The Death of Ivan the Terrible
Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich
Tsar Boris
Don Juan
 
Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich.
  Aleksey N. Tolstoy
(1883-1945)
 
Stamp featuring Tolstoy.
  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
  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.

UEdit

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
  Eduard Uspensky
(born 1937)

VEdit

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

ZEdit

Portrait Person Notable works Illustration Illustration
  Mark Zakharov
(born 1933)
 
Zakharov with Dmitry Medvedev in 2008.
  Boris Zaytsev
(1881-1972)
  Aleksey Zhemchuzhnikov
(1821-1908)
  Lydia Zinovieva-Annibal
(1866-1907)
  Rafail Zotov
(1795–1871)
Jealous Wife

See alsoEdit