Trevor Griffiths on A New World

3rd October 2009



The political playwright tells Aleks Sierz about his latest play, A New World (currently at Shakespeare’s Globe), which portrays the life and tumultuous times of the 18th-century radical Tom Paine. Recorded at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Paine’s Common Sense sold 150,000 copies – that’s a whack. But there was a formidable machine that was selling it.