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Everyone's a playwright!

(January 17, 2017)

Lots of people are convinced that they are playwrights, as witnessed by the number on the website at where there are presently listed 55,018 playwrights with 185,532 plays of theirs waiting to be performed.

Are all these people bone fide playwrights or are they just "in denial"? 

A wheelwright used to have a five-year apprenticeship to learn the "wrighting" or forming of wheels.  It is suggested that the skill of "wrighting" a play also has to be learnt (see our advice on books for playwrights)

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