Margaret Leask


Author of Lena Ashwell: Actress, Patriot, Pioneer, published by the Society and the University of Hertfordshire Press in 2012 and shortlisted for the Society’s Theatre Book Prize. Currently works as an oral historian and researcher based in Sydney, Australia. Records interviews for the National Film & Sound Archive, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Theatre Company, the National Library and the State Library of NSW. Reviews Sydney theatre for Plays International

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Research Interests

Australian theatre history, British theatre of 19th and 20th centuries and the work of Lena Ashwell and her contemporaries.