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Roberts, David 1960-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 133 publications in 2 languages and 4,039 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Drama  Comedy plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Diary fiction  Personal correspondence  Biographies  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publisher, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: PR3364, 822.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Roberts
Letters by Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield( )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is intended for students of eighteenth-century British social and political history; literature
Thomas Betterton : the greatest actor of the Restoration stage by David Roberts( )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Restoration London's leading actor and theatre manager Thomas Betterton has not been the subject of a biography since 1891. He worked with all the best-known playwrights of his age and with the first generation of English actresses; he was intimately involved in the theatre's responses to politics, and became a friend of leading literary men such as Pope and Steele. His innovations in scenery and company management, and his association with the dramatic inheritance of Shakespeare, helped to change the culture of English theatre. David Roberts's entertaining study unearths new documents and draws fresh conclusions about this major but shadowy figure. It contextualizes key performances and examines Betterton's relationship to patrons, colleagues and family, as well as to significant historical moments and artefacts. The most substantial study available of any seventeenth-century actor, Thomas Betterton gives one of England's greatest performing artists his due on the tercentenary of his death"--
The ladies : female patronage of restoration drama, 1660-1700 by David Roberts( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restoration plays and players : an introduction by David Roberts( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Introducing readers to the key texts, theatrical practice and context of late seventeenth-century drama, David Roberts combines literary and theatrical approaches to show how Restoration plays were written, performed, received, and printed. Structured according to the 'life cycle' of the dramatic text, this book reproduces extracts from twenty-four of the most influential Restoration plays to provide readers with a comprehensive and colourful introduction to the period's drama. Roberts encourages readers to look beyond a limited canon of established plays and practice, and to see how Restoration drama has been revived and adapted on the modern stage and on screen. Restoration Plays and Players is of great interest to undergraduate and non-specialist readers of seventeenth-century drama, Restoration literature and theatre studies"--
A journal of the plague year by Daniel Defoe( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Journal of the Plague Year is Defoe's fictional reconstruction of the effects of the Great Plague of 1665 on London. He brings vividly to life the devastation and suffering wrought by the disease, and its effect on the city. This revised edition includes comprehensive notes, a complete topographical index, and a new introduction
The student's guide to writing essays by David Roberts( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide covers everything from sentence construction to successful essay writing. It provides examples throughout to give students the opportunity to practice skills and improve their standards and understanding of academic writing
Games for English literature by Izabela Hopkins( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little creative ingenuity and willingness to experiment are all it takes to break out of the confines of routine and inject a little variety into your classroom. The games in this book are designed to be adaptable to different levels of study of English Literature. Some are more likely to appeal more to 'A' level students than to undergraduates, and vice versa. They draw on a common stock of materials that can be bought and adapted at little cost, and in some cases they map directly onto the kind of questions that typically get asked when students face assessment. Many of the games can be played without a teacher being present, although many also assume that someone will be there to draw together threads of discussion. If nothing else, these games are a great way of overcoming that horrible problem, the wall of silence that confronts every teacher of literature at some stage in his or her career. --Provided by publisher
George Farquhar : a migrant life reversed by David Roberts( Book )

10 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Farquhar (1677-1707) is one of the most successful and enduringly popular of the English Restoration playwrights. His two masterpieces, The Recruiting Officer and The Beaux' Stratagem, are still regularly performed today. Yet little has been written regarding Farquhar's biography and his Irish roots. This is the first study to treat Farquhar's works as documents of migration and the fragmented identity that resulted. Told in reverse chronological order, beginning with Farquhar's last and best-known works, it reveals previously undiscovered material about his life and connections. Born in Dublin, Farquhar arrived in London at the end of the 1690s but struggled throughout his life to find acceptance in the English literary culture. David Roberts explores how Farquhar used comedy to negotiate his Anglo-Irish Protestant identity while perpetually being treated as an outsider. George Farquhar: A Migrant Life Reversed challenges the traditional critical thinking on historiographic approaches to scholarly biography and offers a complex but highly readable account of the interpenetrating pasts, presents and futures of the migrant writer." --
Pinacotheca Bettertonæana : the library of a seventeenth-century actor by Thomas Betterton( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern annotated edition of the sale catalog of the books and pictures of Thomas Betterton, the leading actor and manager of the English Restoration theatre, listing approximately 600 books and more than 2,500 engravings and paintings
Lord Chesterfield's Letters to his son and others by Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflecting the political craft of a leading statesman and the urbane wit of a man who associated with Pope, Addison, and Swift, Lord Chesterfield's Letters reveal the author's political cynicism, his views on good breeding, and instruction to his son in etiquette and the worldly arts
The Eighteenth Century( )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The InteLex Past Masters English Letters database The Eighteenth Century contains 48 volumes of letters and correspondence of the most important figures of the Eighteenth Century in Britain published by Oxford University Press
The way of the world by William Congreve( Book )

5 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A woman who is not a fool can have but one reason for associating with a man that is," says Mirabell, the amorous hero of The way of the world. His cleverness must overcome his own foolishness as he tries to extricate himself from one affair in order to pursue another. His new passion is inspired by Mrs. Millimant, who confides, "I love to give pain." First performed in 1700, The way of the world has since earned a reputation as a play for connoisseurs, a satire whose every word pricks or scratches. Its portrayal of the petty intrigues and duplicity of genteel society spares neither coquette nor rascal
Careers using English by David Roberts( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For those seeking a career using English, Careers Using English describes a number of employment areas and how to get into them. In addition, there are useful addresses for each employment field and a further reading section
Pinacotheca Bettertonæana : the library of an seventheenth-century actor by Jacob Hooke( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journal of the plague year : Being observations or memorials of the most remarkable occurrences, as well publick as private, which happened in London during the last great visitation in 1665 by Daniel Defoe( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 1660s were a turbulent period in London's history. The monarchy was restored in 1660, plague hit five years later, killing a quarter of the populace, followed by the Great Fire of 1666. A Journal of the Plague Year tells the story of the second of these. While not strictly the first-person account Daniel Defoe claims, it is quite possible that A Journal of the Plague Year was based on the diaries of his uncle, Henry Foe, a saddler, and backed up by thorough research. He details the progress of the plague through London's districts, how the city attempted to fight it, and describes the horror of carts piled high with the dead. He also examines the distressing effect of the disease on the human psyche, personified by Solomon Eagle, renowned for parading naked with a burning pan of charcoal on his head, denouncing the sins of the city. Whether novel or history or something in between, the Journal is packed with incident and insight, as well as statistics and intriguing facts, making a brilliant account of a city and its people in a terrible time." -- Back cover
Letters by Theodore Edward Chester( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Processing and synthesis of boron-rich hard materials by David Roberts( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pinacotheca Bettertonæana : the library of a seventheenth-century actor by Jacob Hooke( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A journal of the plague year by Daniel De Foe( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Classic 1722 account of the epidemic that ravaged England nearly 60 years earlier. Defoe used his considerable talents as a journalist and novelist to reconstruct - historically and fictionally - the Great Plague of London in 1664-65. Written as an eyewitness report, the novel abounds in memorable and realistic details
The Way of the World New Edition by William Congreve( Book )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Thomas Betterton : the greatest actor of the Restoration stageRestoration plays and players : an introductionA journal of the plague yearThe student's guide to writing essaysGames for English literatureGeorge Farquhar : a migrant life reversedLord Chesterfield's Letters to his son and othersThe way of the world
Alternative Names
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Roberts, David Jonathan 1960-

Roberts, David (Professor of English)

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Languages
English (121)

Italian (1)