Playwright Leo Butler on Shakespeare and new writing

4th March 2008



The playwright talks to Aleks Sierz about his powerful new work, I’ll Be the Devil (Tricycle), an RSC-commissioned response to Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and about the state of new writing in Britain today.

The first image I had was of a redcoat leaning over the shoulder of a woman in rags while all around a storm rages.