the art or technique of writing theatrical plays; the work or profession of a playwright.

Origin of playwriting

First recorded in 1895–1900; play + writing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for playwriting

Contemporary Examples of playwriting

  • Jordan is at the forefront of a growing movement aimed at closing the gender gap in playwriting.

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    At Fringe Fest, Women Will Rule

    Shannon Donnelly

    August 10, 2010

Historical Examples of playwriting

  • At this time, young Dunlap was introduced to the stony paths of playwriting.


    William Dunlap

  • A critic might prove that playwriting was not an art on the majority of the evidence.

    The Merry-Go-Round

    Carl Van Vechten

  • Often the hardest work in playwriting has to be done after the play has been produced.

  • All themes, so they be human, are welcome to him, from art criticism to playwriting.


    James Huneker

  • If this is what's going into your playwriting, I'm all for it.

    The Mind Digger

    Winston Marks