John Davidson

Board Member

John Davidson
Classics Programme,
School of Art History, Classics, and Religious Studies
Victoria University of Wellington
(Te Whare Wananga o te Upoko o te Ika a Maui)
PO Box 600
Wellington New Zealand(Aotearoa)
Tel. +64 4 463 5969
Fax: + 64 4 463 5388
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For the record

I graduated from Victoria University of Wellington. Then I completed a doctorate at London (1969) on Sophocles, my supervisors being first T.B.L. Webster and then E.W. Handley. I've been in the Classics Department (now the Classics Programme of the School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies) at VUW since August 1969, would you believe it!! I was appointed to the Chair in Classics in August 2003. I've published lots of articles on Sophocles in particular, the staging of Greek tragedy, and some classical features of modern N.Z. drama. I'm also avidly interested in the theatre in general and have acted as advisor for a number of local Wellington productions of ancient plays. At the moment, as far as research goes, I'm heavily into myth as well as continuing various projects on Greek tragedy.