Under Milk Wood
A play for voices by Dylan Thomas
“…a sunny, spirited toast to humanity in all its grand and mundane, reluctantly lovable messiness.”
— The Independent
Synopsis: By 1953, the poet Dylan Thomas was ready to turn to writing large-scale dramas. He died at the end of that year, shortly after completing Under Milk Wood, subtitled “A Play for Voices” and first broadcast on radio in January 1954. In this vivid poetic-dramatic evocation of the variegated population of a small Welsh seaside town, Thomas strands humor and death-tinged melancholy through monologues, dialogues, vignettes and songs. Llareggub and its population spring to vibrant life, so intensely particular that they achieve universality. Thomas explores their lives, hopes and thoughts in the dreams of a night and the rhythm of a day.
Both a play and a poem, written from the heart, Under Milk Wood offers an unforgettable journey into the roots of language and the soul of Wales.
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