Dr David Linton

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 realisation of performance projects.   

My research explores issues of resistance, adaptation and exchange in theatre. This focuses on participatory arts practice, black British performance and pre-modern popular performance and their contemporary applications, specifically mask,minstrelsy, pantomime, burlesque/neo burlesque,cabaret, pierrot, hip hop theatre and revue.

I am a core scholar of the Musical Theatre and All That Jazz network funded from the Arts and Humanities Research Council which brings together an international group of scholars to exchange ideas about connections between musical theatre and jazz in dialogue with practitioners and industry workers, developing new approaches and practices at the intersection of forms and understandings. 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. My forthcoming monograph 'Nation and Race in West End Revue 1910-1930' is due to be published in 2021.

Academic responsibilities

Course leader and Senior Lecturer in Drama

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

My research explores:

  • World theatres,
  • The politics of resistance/agency,
  • Adaptation and transnational exchange,
  • Black British Performance 
  • 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.  

I am a core scholar of the Musical Theatre and All That Jazz network funded from the Arts and Humanities Research Council which brings together an international group of scholars to exchange ideas about connections between musical theatre and jazz in dialogue with practitioners and industry workers, developing new approaches and practices at the intersection of forms and understandings. 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.

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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