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Housing Acts: Performing Public Housing

David Roberts

David Roberts is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Arts and Media at Birmingham City University, UK. Recent books include Thomas Betterton (2010), The Library of a Seventeenth-Century Actor (2012), Restoration Plays and Players (2014), and Games for English Literature (2016), co-authored with Izabela Hopkins. Articles in major journals including Shakespeare Quarterly, ELH, New Theatre Quarterly, and The Times Literary Supplement. My biography of Betterton was shortlisted for the American Library Association Theatre Book Prize and longlisted for the Society for Theatre Research Book Prize. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Performing Architectures : Projects, Practices, Pedagogies

Methuen Drama, 2018



... research into Balfron Tower as part of my broader interest in the past and future of east London housing estates undergoing regeneration (see Roberts 2017).I have written elsewhere in more length about my research into Balfron Tower as part of my...
...Within the walls of Truvy’s beauty shop are six women whose lives increasingly hinge on the existence of one another. Together, they absorb the passing seasons, just like the weathered wooden structure of the salon “home” that they share...