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Playwriting has been a cherished art form since the plays of the ancient Greeks. This section will provides articles, resources and database about playwriting and the thatre.

Arts Wire
Arts Wire was a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts. Arts Wire included a weekly newsletter with information about job openings and art news. Sadly, it is no longer active.

Culture Finder
Resource for broadway & theatre. Searchable database of upcoming events & performances. CultureFinder lists over 250,000 events nationwide.

Great Theatre Quotes
A collection of great and insightful theatre quotes from playwrights, producers, actors and more.

Greater Cleveland Stage & Screen Authors Association
We are a writers group dedicated to playwrighting as well as screenwriting.

Greensboro Playwrights' Forum
The Greensboro Playwrights' Forum was founded in 1993 as part of the ongoing and growing programs of the City Arts' Drama Office.

IBDB
The Internet Broadway Database provides information about Broadway products both past and present.

London Theatre Guide
This guide was created in August 1995 to provide a reliable source of information pertaining to London Theatre on the Internet.

National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts is the Federal grantmaking agency that Congress created to support the visual, literary, design, and performing arts, to benefit all Americans.

Newsgroup: aus.theatre
Newsgroup for discussion of Australian Theatre

Newsgroup: rec.arts.theatre.misc
Newsgroup for the discussion of Theatre.

Newsgroup: rec.arts.theatre.plays
Newsgroup for the discussion of Plays.

No Fear Shakespeare
A line of books that puts modernized English translations of Shakespeare next to the text from Shakespeare's famous plays.

Northwest Playwrights Guild
Mission is to provide a reliable forum for the exchange of information and ideas about playwriting for playwrights living in the Northwest.

Playbill Online
Large theatre resource online. Includes upcoming events, industry jobs, industry news and theatre links.

Playwrights Guild of Canada
Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) has been supporting and advancing the rights of Canadian playwrights since 1972.

Playwriting Seminars, The
A professional manual of the playwright's craft, with an inevitable excursion into film. 212-page site.

r/playwriting
A subreddit for playwriting with over 3600 subscribers.

The Art of Dramatic Writing
Lajos Egri describes the premise of a play and gives examples in this excerpt from his book.

What's the Secret to Writing a Great Play?
An article about what it takes to write a great play by Troy M. Hughes.

Why Young Writers Need to Enjoy Shakespeare
An article about the importance of reading and enjoying Shakespeare for students and young writers.

William Shakespeare Section
The Shakespeare section on Writers Write contains Shakespeare resources, quotes, news and more.

World Wide Arts Resources
World Wide Arts Resources provides the largest gateway to arts information on the Internet since 1995.

You've Finished Writing the Play: Now What?
Learn about getting your manuscript polished and ready to submit in this two part series that will help you get your play performed.