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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 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 writing a book on Greek mythology to be published by Thames and Hudson. He is delighted to be represented by Bill Hamilton at A.M. Heath (

Recent, Current and Forthcoming

David is currently finishing writing on Greek mythology for his forthcoming book for T&H and editing essays on Euripides’ Bacchae for Bloomsbury Press. At the same time he is delivering workshops on Greek drama, staging events and lecturing on a range of subjects – from Roman Britain to the Greek Olympics to Antony and Cleopatra – at venues throughout the UK.

Feedback to the British Museum after one of David’s recent Gallery Talks said: ‘I'm a big fan of the talks on a Saturday at 13:15 and always find them interesting and enlightening. However today's talk was really good and I just wanted to let you know. As well as a fascinating talk it was rounded off with a reading linked to a scene on one of the vases on display. Thank you for continuing these talks, they are just one example of why the British Museum is one of the best museums in the world.’

In July David will teach a course on Greek drama at The University of Cambridge’s Ancient and Classical Worlds Summer School. In June David will be working with students at Bradfield College and Ardingly College Arts Fest, and in early July he will direct his own reconstruction of Euripides’ Alexandros for an open-air production with aod (Actors of Dionysus).

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