Author(s): Dylan Thomas
Originally commissioned by the BBC, and described by Dylan Thomas as 'a play for voices', UNDER MILK WOOD is an emotive and hilarious account of a spring day in the fictional Welsh seaside village of Llareggub. We learn of the inhabitants' dreams and desires, their loves and regrets. We meet Captain Cat, who dreams of his drowned former seafellows, and Nogood Boyo, who dreams of nothing at all. A unique and touching depiction of a village that has 'fallen head over bells in love' UNDER MILK WOOD is a modern classic that continues to inspire readers and performers a century after Thomas's birth. This special gift edition of Dylan Thomas's most famous work, published to coincide with the centenary of his birth, is introduced by Catherine Zeta-Jones and features quotes from Owen Sheers, Cerys Matthews and Terry Jones.
A special gift edition of Dylan Thomas's most famous work, published to coincide with the centenary of his birth, with an introduction by Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Under Milk Wood is a beautiful piece, originally written as a radio drama, but truly able to be seen as a great poem. Set in the town of Llareggub (read it backwards), Thomas writes about its inhabitants including the shop owner Mrs Organ-Morgan, Polly Garter, a young mother and Captain Cat, the old blind sea captain. Best read aloud. This piece influenced The Kinks, Frank Zappa and Terry Pratchett, amongst others - Elisa, Book Grocer
Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea on 27 October 1914, the son of a senior English master. On leaving school he worked on the SOUTH WALES EVENING POST before embarking on his literary career in London. Not only a poet, he wrote short stories, film scripts, features and radio plays, the most famous being UNDER MILK WOOD. On 9 November 1953, shortly after his 39th birthday, he collapsed and died in New York City. In 1982 a memorial stone to commemorate him was unveiled in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey.