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Dr David Linton

Lecturer in Drama

About

I have worked as a professional Actor/practitioner for over twenty-five years with numerous commercial theatres, arts organisations and television companies including the Royal Opera House, Barbican, Northampton Playhouse, BBC, Granada, Tiger Aspect and London Weekend Television. I have also worked as a company member in various community arts base practice/ projects, these include Nottingham Playhouse, Tranter Theatre and Contact theatre in Manchester, London Bubble, Rent-a-Role in Plymouth and Committed Artists theatre company, New York. As a founder member of Prussia Lane production company, a co-operative of performers, writers, filmmakers, designers, and dancers I am critically engaged in the exploration of interdisciplinary approaches in the creation and realization of performance projects. I was an integral researcher/collaborator on a three-year comparative study of popular theatre in London and Berlin, 1890-1939 a joint research project between Goldsmiths, University of London, and the Freie Universitat Berlin. I am committed to creative learning and equality of opportunity and as a member of British Actors Equity was a member of Equity's equalities committee, elected by my fellow actors. 

Areas of specialism

  • Popular Performance
  • Applied theatre/Participatory practice
  • Musical Theatre
  • Theatre History/Historiography
  • Issues of race, gender, sexualities, and nation in performance
  • Cultural Performance
  • Politics of agency and resistence
  • Intersectionality

Courses taught

Undergraduate

Qualifications

  • (First Class) BA (Hons) Social Cultural & Creative Processes, Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • PhD English and Comparative Literatures Goldsmiths College, University of London

Research

I conduct research in world theatres, the politics of resistance/agency, adaptation and transnational exchange, Intersectionality, Critical Race theory, participatory arts practice, theatre history/ historiography, national and cultural identities, popular performance forms and their contemporary applications specifically mask/minstrelsy, music hall, pantomime, burlesque/ neo burlesque, pierrot, hip hop theatre and revue.  

Publications

Number of items: 6.

Article

Linton, David (2013) New insecurities, new form, new identity - national identity and raciologies in Eightpence A Mile (1913). Studies in Musical Theatre, 7(1), pp. 9-22. ISSN (print) 1750-3159

Book

Linton, David , Platt, Len and Becker, Tobias, eds. (2014) Popular musical theatre in London and Berlin, 1890-1939. Cambridge, U.K. : Cambridge University Press. 227p. ISBN 9781107051003

Book Section

Linton, David (2016) English West End Revue : World War One and after. In: Gordon, Robert and Jubin, Olaf, (eds.) The Oxford handbook of the British musical. New York, U.S. : Oxford University Press. pp. 143-170. ISBN 9780199988747

Linton, David (2016) Performing dialogues of race and culture. In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Hamlet. Twickenham, U.K. : Aurora Metro Books. pp. iv-xv. ISBN 9781911501015

Linton, David (2014) Degeneration / regeneration : the remaking of nation in wartime West End revue. In: Wiseman, Sam, (ed.) Assembling identities. Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. : Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 10-21. ISBN 9781443865296

Linton, David and Platt, Len (2014) Dover Street to Dixie and the politics of cultural transfer and exchange. In: Platt, Len , Becker, Tobias and Linton, David, (eds.) Popular musical theatre in London and Berlin 1890-1939. Cambridge, U.K. : Cambridge University Press. pp. 170-186. ISBN 9781107051003

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