1492 – Born in Arezzo on April 20, 1492. Although Aretino was the son of an Arezzo shoemaker, he later pretended to be the bastard son of a nobleman and derived his adopted name ("the Aretine") from that of his native city (his real name is unknown). 1517 – While still very young, he went ..
446 B.C – He was born this year. He is also known as the Father of Comedy and the Prince of Ancient Comedy. 426 B.C – He was probably victorious at least once at the City Dionysia, with Babylonians in this year, and at least three times at the Lenaia, with Acharnians in 425, ..
1910 – Born on June 23rd in Bordeaux, France. French playwright who became one of the strongest personalities of the French theatre and achieved an international reputation. 1932 – Married to Monelle Valentin. – After studying law, he wrote his first play, The Ermine, followed by the successful Traveler Without Luggage. ..
1917 – Born on April 28th in New York, New York. American playwright, novelist, and scriptwriter. 1940 – Married to Phyllis Stohl on June 24th. 1953 – He is best known for Tea and Sympathy, the story of a schoolboy accused of homosexuality. – His Broadway success for which he also wrote the ..
1871 – Alvarez Quintero was born in Utrera, Seville, Spain on the 26th of March. 1889 – He and Joaquin wrote the first stage piece entitled Gilito. 1901 – One of his best-known work comedy was The Flowers. 1905 – One of his best-known work comedy was A Sunny Morning. 1906 – One of his ..
1749 – Vittorio Alfieri was born in Asti, Piedmont on the 16th of January. 1759 – He was placed in the academy of Turin. 1762 – He studied civil and canonical law. 1766 – He departed after having a permission from the king to travel abroad under the care of an English preceptor. 1772 – ..
1886 – Akins was born in Humansville, Missouri on October 30, 1886. 1896 – Studied in Illinois and Saint Louis, where she started to write. 1911 – Published her collections of poems, "Interpretations". 1914 – Wrote the dramatic piece Papa. 1929 – Wrote "The Greeks Had a Word For It". 1930 – Started writing screenplays ..
1672 – Born on the 1st of May in Milston, Wiltshire. 1693 – He addressed a poem to John Dryden the former Poet Laureate. 1694 – His first major work, a book about the lives of English poets, was published. 1699 – He received a pension of £300 to enable him to travel widely in ..