Identifying the influence of the Russian director vsevolod emilevich Meyerhold on British theatre is a problematic process. Productions are called ‘Meyerholdian’ for any number of reasons, from a revisionist approach to the role of the text to a constructivist-influenced set design. our instinct is that many of the innovations of contemporary theatre owe no small debt to Meyerhold’s aesthetic, but, to quote Robert Leach, that debt appears ‘unquantifiable’ (Leach 2004: 96).
Skinner, A. (2011). Riding the waves: Uncovering biomechanics in Britain. In J. Pitches (Ed.), Russians in Britain : British Theatre and the Russian Tradition of Actor Training (86-109). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203146590