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With a background in classics and drama, David is a writer and lecturer, who also works as a director, theatre dramaturg and workshop leader. To see his full biography, please click here.

Current World Archaeology writes: ‘David Stuttard is a classicist well-known for translating and directing Greek plays. His career represents an admirable commitment to popularising classical culture and making it accessible to new non-specialist audiences.’

In 2014, David published two books: Looking at Medea (‘a wonderfully accessible guide to a dazzling play’, Pat Easterling) and A History of Ancient Greece in Fifty Lives (‘compelling, sympathetic, revelatory and charismatic – a vital volume’ Bettany Hughes). He is currently editing Looking at Bacchae and has recently embarked on a book on Greek mythology to be published by Thames and Hudson. Both will be published in 2016.

Recent, Current and Forthcoming

Until the end of June 2015, much of David’s time will be taken up writing on Greek mythology for his forthcoming book for Thames and Hudson and editing essays on Euripides’ Bacchae for Bloomsbury Press.

2015 also sees David delivering workshops on Greek drama throughout the country, staging events and lecturing on a range of subjects – from Roman Britain to the Greek Olympics to Antony and Cleopatra – at venues including Banbury Museum, Birkbeck College, The British Museum and the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

In July David will teach a course on Greek drama (looking specifically at the work of each of the five surviving Athenian dramatists in their historical and social contexts) at The University of Cambridge’s Ancient and Classical Worlds Summer School. In the Autumn he will return to teach a weekend course based around his book, A History of Ancient Greece in Fifty Lives, which was published in September 2014.

Also in July, David will be directing his own reconstruction of Euripides’ Alexandros for an open-air production with aod (Actors of Dionysus), and he is delighted that Curious Cloud Theatre Company will be using extracts from his adaptations of Greek tragedy in their new play, provisionally entitled Phantoms of the Oracle (dates tbc).

For dates of all these events and activities, please click here. You can contact David by clicking here and follow him on Twitter @davidstuttard.