T.W. Robertson (1829-1871) was one of the most popular and influential dramatists in the nineteenth-century English theatre. His plays, especially the six comedies he wrote for the Prince of Wales's Theatre in London from 1865 to 1870, were widely performed in England and America through the end of the century, and his best-known work, Caste, is still performed today. His style of writing, his work as a director, and his struggles for better compensation and copyright protection strongly influenced the next generation of dramatists, including Shaw. This is the first book to study all of Robertson's plays within their theatrical, political, and social contexts.
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Series:||American University Studies Series: Series 26: Theatre Arts , #23|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)|
About the Author
The Author: Daniel Barrett is a product manager at Digital Equipment Corporation in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and also teaches in the English Department at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Exeter, England, and has contributed articles and book reviews on nineteenth-century theatre to a number of journals and reference books.