Robertson Thomas William
Robertson, Thomas William (1829-71), dramatist, was the son of an actor, and went on the stage himself at first. The first piece of his which really attracted attention was his David Garrick, an adaptation from the French; but his earliest genuine success was Society (1865), which was speedily followed by Ours (1866), Caste (1867), Play (1868), School (1869), and M.P. (1870). Caste is his most popular piece, and School ran 381 nights on its first production. Robertson wrote many other minor pieces, and did much journalistic work as well.