Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices

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New Directions Publishing, 1954 - Drama - 107 pages
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Completed just before his death in 1953, this work gives the fullest expression to Thomas' sense of the magnificent flavor and variety of life. A moving and hilarious account of a spring day in a small Welsh coastal town, Under Milk Wood is "lyrical, impassioned and funny, an Our Town given universality" (The New Statesman and Nation). (Poetry/Plays)

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pure poetry, yet within prose. - Goodreads
It is better as a play; difficult to read as written. - Goodreads
Beautiful words pictures and sentiments. - Goodreads
One of our insights was simply that each characte - Goodreads
What a quotable writer Thomas was. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Chantelle Thornley - Goodreads

I've performed in this play/poem twice and directed it once. I directed it as the bawdy love-story that it is. Dylan's love story with Llareggub. Absolutely love the sounds of the descriptions. I agree whole heartedly it should be listened to first. Try reading it out loud too. Read full review

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User Review  - Stacie - Goodreads

What a delightful little play. All of the imagery and mastery of language you're used to in Thomas' poetry but in play form. Funny, sensual and beautifully written. Great "free books" find. Read full review

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About the author (1954)

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. Thomas also wrote captivating short stories, a novella, several screenplays and radio plays, as well as his delightful stage play, Under Milk Wood—all infused with his passion for the English language and his enduring love of Wales.

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