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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

Until the end of June 2015, much of David’s time will be taken up writing on Greek mythology for his forthcoming book for T&H and editing essays on Euripides’ Bacchae for Bloomsbury Press.

2015 also sees David 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.

In July David will teach a course on Greek drama (on 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.

Also in July, David will be directing his own reconstruction of Euripides’ Alexandros for an open-air production with aod (Actors of Dionysus).

He is delighted that Elm Oak Productions are staging his adaptation of Trojan Women at The White Bear Theatre, London from April 27 – May 2 and Curious Cloud Theatre Company will be using extracts from his adaptations of Greek tragedy in their new play, entitled Phantoms of the Oracle at the Omnibus Theatre, Clapham from 12 – 16 May.

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