Poet and playwright Glyn Maxwell on Liberty

8th September 2008



The poet and novelist talks to Heather Neill about his latest play, Liberty (Shakespeare’s Globe), a verse adaptation of Anatole France’s 1912 novel Les Dieux Ont Soif (The Gods Are Thirsty), set during the Terror in the French Revolution.

I was shocked after 9/11 by the reflex knee-jerk anti-Americanism, because that can easily turn into tacit support for what was attacking western civilisation.