The classical authors Shakespeare, Molière, Racine, Marivaux come in the top places of those dramatists whose plays appear on the French stage. Brecht is among them representing the early 20th century. France's Centre national du théâtre has produced a report showing who is in and who is out among the playwrights.
Among the more modern playwrights Jean-Luc Lagarce is the current favourite. Of the 20 plays he wrote in his short life, four are held in the University of Auckland collection.