David Stuttard


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In brief

David is a writer, lecturer, theatre director, dramaturg and Fellow of Goodenough College, London. He serves on the advisory board of The Transatlantic Forum for Education and Diplomacy (TFED), is an accredited lecturer for the Arts Society, and is represented by Bill Hamilton at A.M. Heath.

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. Current World Archaeology

David's Phoenix, a Father, a Son and the Rise of Athens (about the Persian Wars and the subsequent rise of Athens’ empire) will be published in 2021 by Harvard University Press.

With masterly intuitiveness and scrupulous scholarship adeptly combined, this always engaging life-and-times biography at last does justice to the achievements of both father and son, achievements that set the tone and the stage for the extraordinary political and cultural flowering that has left its mark on modernity no less than antiquity. Paul Cartledge

Also in 2021 Bloomsbury Academic Press will publish Looking at Agamemnon, the latest in a series of books that David edits featuring chapters from international scholars, and including his own translation.

David is currently working on Hubris: Pericles’ Parthenon Prohect and the Invention of Athens for HUP and Looking at Persians for Bloomsbury.

Meanwhile, David's new literary show, Savage Beauty, with Sian Phillips and Stephen Greif, which premiered in October 2020, will return to Crazy Coqs, London in March and April 2021. Later in 2021 and in 2022 David will lecture for Noble Caledonian on cruises to Sicily.

David has the rare gift of being able to bring history to life with enthusiasm andflair. His lectures are always well received by a diverse range of audiences, who often comment on the accessibility of his style as well as his vast scholarship. Freddie Matthews, Head of Adult Programmes, The British Museum

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