Under Milk Wood: The Definitive Edition PDF/EPUB â

Under Milk Wood: The Definitive Edition PDF/EPUB â Commissioned by the BBC, and described by Dylan Thomas as a play for voices , UNDER MILK WOOD takes the form of 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 The play introduces us to characters such as Captain Cat who dreams of his drowned former seafellows and Nogood Boyo who dreams of nothing at all It is a unique and touching depiction of a village that has fallen head over bells in love The First Voice narration reveals the ordinary world of daily happenings and events, while the Second Voice conveys the intimate, innermost thoughts of the fascinating folk of Llareggub There have been myriad productions of UNDER MILK WOOD over the years and Richard Burton, Peter O Toole, Elizabeth Taylor, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Tom Jones have all starred in radio, stage or film adaptations

10 thoughts on “Under Milk Wood: The Definitive Edition

  1. Petra-X Petra-X says:

    Some works of literature just beg to be read out loud This is the House that Jack Built and Hiawatha are two that most people are familiar with Under Milk Wood too, is better appreciated read aloud Try it for yourself A sample read aloud with Welsh accent, sing song, go up like a question at the end of the line, extend vowels, as in weeedkiller and emphasis is usually on the

  2. s.penkevich s.penkevich says:

    We are not wholly bad or good, who live our lives under Milk Wood.The voices of Dylan Thomas Under Milk Wood rise and fall, crashing into each other like waves under a milky moon, their sweet prose an effervescence of sounds and syllables to intoxicate the soul This play for voices follows the lives of the citizens of Milk Wood across a full day, bookmarked by the surrealisti

  3. Kevin Ansbro Kevin Ansbro says:

    I don t know Llarregub about many things, but I do know that Thomas s sloe black, crow black, boat bobbing, poetic creation was one of the most enjoyable books I read in school.If you haven t yet acquainted yourself with his rich rhetoric and magical mischievousness, then please do

  4. Trevor Trevor says:

    I can honestly say that the world would be a lesser place if I had never read this play It is not just that it is laugh out loud funny or that it is sad enough to make me weep Captain Cat being forgotten by Rosie near the end is almost too painful to remember But it is so full, so wonderfully overflowing with all the day to day concerns of life and love that it is a world in and o

  5. Kimber Silver Kimber Silver says:

    Originally written for BBC radio, the rise and fall of the voices are like the slow roll of the ocean After reading it, I wished that I had opted for the audiobook Under Milk Wood would be spectacular when read aloud.The setting is a Welsh fishing village just tucking in for the night From the first line, the dreamy lyrical prose captured my imagination, painting a clear picture of

  6. Chris_P Chris_P says:

    Thomas s voices are like a tide that s rising and falling in spite of the reader s convenience at the time of the reading Like a choir of ghosts ignorant of their unsubstantial nature I swear they gave me the chills a number of times while I was reading it during my night shift, not because it was particularly scary but because of the everyday humour and grief that they were drenched

  7. Darwin8u Darwin8u says:

    This town s as full as a lovebird s eggDylan Thomas, Under Milk WoodThis book has languished on my shelf.Ignored.Left alone I bought this book years ago It was a deal It was a steal It was 2 at Goodwill I recognized Dylan Thomas and knew it was a Folio edition 2 Value Done I brought it home, put it on the shelf Thought about it only narrowly I figured it was a book of poetry Poems Fight

  8. Shovelmonkey1 Shovelmonkey1 says:

    I like Dylan Thomas for two reasons1 I grew up in Wales 2 I read his book Under Milk Wood when I was in school.Wales is a strange place to grow up For a start you re told as a child that it s full of castles and dragons and daffodils and that there is evil over the border England and that Rugby is the one true sport Some of those things are true I m sure even Dylan Thomas thought them fro

  9. Mimi Mimi says:

    Not a play or a poem, exactly This was written to be performed as a BBC radio drama, and it s about life in a sleepy town in Wales We follow a few characters as they go from dream to wakefulness and then move through the rest of their day We get to hear their thoughts and reflections as they do every day things Sounds very dull, I know, which is why you have to read or listen to it for your

  10. Warwick Warwick says:

    A smorgasbord of language I am still blown away every time I read that first measured sentence, about the woodland limping invisible down to the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishingboat bobbing sea.If you only knew Dylan Thomas from his short poems as I did before I read this then prepare for a very pleasant shock The wonderful rhythm of the lines here, the extraordinary creativity of c

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