GLYN MAXWELL (Poetry/Radio/Theatre/Opera/Screen) writes prolifically across all media. His new poetry anthology HOW THE HELL ARE YOU? (Picador, autumn 2020), previous works include PLUTO, TIME’S FOOL(screenplay adaptation in development), THE NERVE and THE SUGAR MILE. For Theatre, Glyn is adapting Kipling’s THE JUNGLE BOOK (Chester Grosvenor Park), previous adaptations include DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE, CYRANO, THE SECRET SEVEN, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, THE BEGGAR’S OPERA and WIND IN THE WILLOWS, and THE GAMBLER (also for Radio). Many original plays include LIBERTY (the Globe) and THE ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD (Arcola). Numerous libretti THE LION’S FACE, NOTHING and THE FIREWORK MAKER’S DAUGHTER (ROH). For the screen, Glyn adapted Henry James’ THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE (BFI/KeyFilms) His much praised critical guidebook ON POETRY, was followed by DRINKS WITH DEAD POETS.
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