Robert Leach

Robert Leach is an independent scholar. From 2005-2008 he was Head of Drama in the School of Media and Performing Arts at the University of Cumbria. He is the author of Partners of the Imagination: the Lives, Art and Struggles of John Arden and Margaretta D’Arcy (Indigo Dreams Publishing, 2012), Theatre Workshop: Joan Littlewood and the Making of Modern British Theatre (Exeter University Press, 2006; shortlisted for Theatre Book of the Year), Stanislavsky and Meyerhold (Peter Lang AG, 2003), A History of Russian Theatre (Cambridge University Press, 1999 (contributing editor, with Victor Borovsky), Revolutionary Theatre (Routledge, 1994), Vsevolod Meyerhold (Cambridge University Press, 1989), The Punch and Judy Show: History, Tradition and Meaning (Batsford, 1985). He has also written two successful textbooks, Theatre Studies: the Basics (Routledge, 2008; 2nd edition, 2013) and Makers of Modern Theatre (Routledge, 2004).