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Author: Dylan Thomas
ISBN: 1857990102
Subcategory: Movies
Pages 64 pages
Publisher McArthur and Company; New Ed edition (1992)
Language English
Category: Humor
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 103
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eBook Under Milk Wood download

by Dylan Thomas


The reputation of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) as one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century has not waned in the fifty years since his death

The reputation of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) as one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century has not waned in the fifty years since his death. His work, noted for its lush metaphors, musicality, and playfulness within traditional forms, was largely responsible for modernizing poetic verse.

Under Milkwood by Dylan Thomas was written as a Radioplay for the BBC. This version was broadcast in the early sixties and features Richard Burton as the narrator. Quite simply this collects a series of superb vocal performances commanded by Richard Burton which compliments Thomas' poetry wonderfully. This "play for voices" by Dylan Thomas makes for an hour and a half of fascinating listening.

Under Milk Wood is a 1954 radio drama by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, commissioned by the BBC and later adapted for the stage. A film version, Under Milk Wood directed by Andrew Sinclair, was released in 1972, and another adaptation of the play, directed by Pip Broughton, was staged for television for the 60 anniversary in 2014. An omniscient narrator invites the audience to listen to the dreams and innermost thoughts of the inhabitants of the fictional small Welsh fishing village, Llareggub.

1954 Under Milk Wood published in book form. Dylan Thomas – Under Milk Wood (London: Penguin Classics, 2000). 13,000 copies are sold in the first month, 53,000 in the first year, and by 1956-57 it had generated an income of £16,043. 1957 BBC Television Performance of Under Milk Wood. 1961 Douglas Cleverdon sells his manuscript of Under Milk Wood to the Times Book Company for £2,000. It is said to have later changed hands for five times as much.

Under Milk Wood book. If you enjoyed the play, read Dylan Thomas's magnificent.

Under Milk Wood Lyrics. FIRST VOICE (Very softly)

Under Milk Wood Lyrics. FIRST VOICE (Very softly). To begin at the beginning: It is spring, moonless night in the small town Starless and bible-black The cobblestreets silent and the hunched s' wood limping invisible down to the sloeblack slow, black, crowblack, fishingboatbobbing sea. The houses are blind as moles (though moles see fine to-night in the snouting, velvet dingles) or blind as Captain Cat there in the muffled middle by the pump and the town clock, the shops in mourning, the Welfare Hall in widows' weeds.

Michael Sheen's production of Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood makes its New York debut on Sunday. The actor said it was an "absolute thrill" to perform the play on the stage that it "first found its voice".

Published by Littlehampton Book Services Ltd (1954). ISBN 10: 0460010069 ISBN 13: 9780460010061.

HyderCraft
Surely a comment on the work itself is unnecessary: it's a masterpiece. I'm very pleased with this edition (with the village scene on the cover); it's an excellent recording. My previous purchase (with Richard Burton on the cover) was very disappointing: even with the volume turned up full, you have to be very close to hear it. The content is the same.
Kulalbine
So much of what Dylan Thomas (no relation, that I know of) wrote about this (small) Welsh town reminds me of the small English village I grew up in. But Dylan Thomas mixes reality with dreams, illusions, desire, obsession, money, religion, narrow-mindedness, free-thinking, morality, immorality...
He uses language in a new way: like a painting, but with words splashed across the page. I used to sit on a style, overlooking my village, and imagine Dylan Thomas's words as colours: what colours would he use to describe the scene I saw below me. Under Milk Wood: ' Bible-black, sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack the black, dab-filled sea...
Words that we are all familiar with, but joined together in completely new ways, to give a completely new meaning.
Jerdodov
Here's the best part. I'm mostly Welsh and have learned a lot of Thomas's poetry through family, neighbors, church and, of course, my own reading.

I just finished reading most of these reviews, and in almost every one, to a greater or lesser extent and with greater or lesser success, the reviewer has tried to write in something approaching a poetic style. Who else would inspire this in a reader? For that reason alone you should read this and then listen to it.
Kerdana
Under Milkwood by Dylan Thomas was written as a Radioplay for the BBC. This version was broadcast in the early sixties and features Richard Burton as the narrator. Quite simply this collects a series of superb vocal performances commanded by Richard Burton which compliments Thomas' poetry wonderfully. This recording (and performance) of Under Milkwood has not been surpassed. If you love Dylan Thomas and Richard Burton then this is one recording you will treasure.
Renthadral
I had this on my Wish List but have now bought it! Under Milk Wood has been a favourite book of mine since I was a teenager, and I am delighted to have it again now, in Kindle form. The beauty of the language which Dylan Thomas uses is evident, and the book really needs to be read aloud to get the fullness of this. Thank you, Amazon, for the prompt delivery of an itme which has brought me a great deal of pleasure over many years.
Gashakar
This dramatization of Dylan Thomas' "play for voices" is wonderfully cast. The voices make the characters come to life. Thomas was a master of analogy. It helped to have the written text, as there are some references to Welsh place names which I had trouble distionguishing - more because of my reduced hearing than indistinct voices. A sheer delight.
Frostdefender
This "play for voices" by Dylan Thomas makes for an hour and a half of fascinating listening. In an age when we so often demand moving pictures to entertain us, it can be an amazing experience just to close your eyes and listen to the wonderful language and voice performances, letting your mind fill in with its own richness of experience. Richard Burton at his mellifluous best. Not to be missed.
I am usually skeptical when philologists feel up to improving on the work of poets and writers. Dylan Thomas in particular was able to tell his better poems from the others, and his Selected Poems shows that. So I ordered this edition of Under Milk Wood with some hesitation. I am completely won over. The editors did a thorough and tasteful job bringing us a text that the author might have liked. I had planned to go for one of the early printings, but, remembering the paper quality prevalent back then, I most likely made the wisest choice. Thanks also to the seller for prompt service, the book is in excellent condition to boot. Good job all around.