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!!> Reading ➸ Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices ➰ Author Dylan Thomas –

Under Milk Wood: A Play for VoicesCommissioned 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.

!!> Reading ➸ Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices ➰ Author Dylan Thomas –
  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices
  • Dylan Thomas
  • English
  • 21 September 2019
  • 9781780227245

    10 thoughts on “!!> Reading ➸ Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices ➰ Author Dylan Thomas –

  1. 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 surrealistically sensational dream sequences of the two nights The play simply engulfs you in its beautiful embrace, like the warm encompassing feeling of sleep overtaking you under the coziest of blankets with the redolence of summer majesty breezing through an open window Under Milk Wood offers a unique voyeuristic vantage point for the reader or listener as they see all the hopes and dreams swimming in the hearts of these simple folks and watch them interact with one another From dark and somber to hilarious and cynical, the spectrum of emotions and existence swings and sways to the vocal rhythm of Thomas sharp pen and wit There is the aging sea captain haunted in dreams by pallid corpses speaking from their watery grave, the wife intent on poisoning her husband, the innocent cruelty of children, the lust of the village strumpet and the condescending remarks of those around...

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    Rewritten July 30th, 2011, read way back when and reread 2011Some 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 A sample read aloud with Welsh accent, sing song, go up like a question at the end of the line FIRST VOICEMr Pugh, in the School House opposite, takes up the morningtea to Mrs Pugh, and whispers on the stairs MR PUGHHere s your arsenic, dear.And your weedkiller biscuit.I ve throttled your parakeet.I ve spat in the vases.I ve put cheese in the mouseholes.Here s your _Door creaks open_ nice tea, dear MRS PUGHToo much sugar.Or try this, read by Richard Burton who was also from the valleys I read this play by Dylan Thomas, I hear the village life of my childhood come to life He caught the lilt and cadence of the valley speech and the tri...

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    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

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    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 of itself Here is true creative genius.From husbands purchasing books on how to poison their wives to the terrible things we dream in the silence of the night, to postmen s wives steaming open mail and then their mailman husbands telling everyone what is in their letters Listen You can hear their voices speaking to you across the darkness and over the soft hush of the waves lapping at the shore while gently raising the boats of the fishermen who are drinking at the bar all day long because it is always just after opening time You can sing along to the bawdy songs of the drunks or listen with blind Captain Cat as he identifies people in their passing by the tap of their steps on the cobbles or ...

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    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 in Such...

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    This town s as full as a lovebird s egg Dylan 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 Fights against the dying of the light and whatnots Nope It is certainly poetic Lyrical Whimsical A play, however Meant for many voices An innovation for Radio Meant to be read Think of later James Joyce, but something easy to understand A well spoken lust dream in a Welch coastal town.So, ignored on the shelf Why now I m trying and dying to read 100 books, during the first 100 days of either the year closer or year Trump s 100 days than 100 I guess So on days when I don t have 4 hours to read, or the book I want to read is bigger than 240 pages, I generally use small books of poetry or philosophy to bridge a larger book into smaller bites without violating my first rule 1 book a day So, yes, I am anal retentive about even things I enjoy So, back to Under Milk Wood If you have the opportunity to read it, read it If you have the opportunity to listen to either Dylan Thomas Co read it, listen Richard Burton Co is also a nice treat.Some of my favorite lines It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless an...

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    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 from time to time I lived outside Cardiff and Thomas was busily engaged in being Welsh in and around the area of Swansea which is just a bit further along the coast He described Swansea as an ugly lovely town which was then translated in the film Twin Towns to a pretty shitty city A bit unfair perhaps but then Swansea is fairly unlovely The area of the Mumbles however is stunning and its natural beauty which influenced Thomas, should not be overlooked.Reading Under Milk Wood was simultaneously fun and a form of torture for me as we read it out loud and tried in turn to make it replicate the radio play it was originally supposed to be The characters of Llareggub were supposed to ...

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    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 yourself.In the tradition of small towns both fictional and nonfictional , everyone has a big secret Each character is haunted by old ghosts and rivals, and all are hiding their true intentions, and at least one has murder on the mind Not so dull once you go further into the story The writing is incredibly interesting in its simplicity and depth Dylan Thomas has a thing for lyrical wordplay, and his prose can speak volumes in just a couple of lines.What s most fascinating to me about this piece is the way it reads like a slightly disco...

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    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 compound words and unexpected similes, all sustained over a considerable distance, is something quite distinctive and entirely absorbing And surprisingly funny at times there is a lot of warm, affectionate interplay between the different characters of this sleepy Welsh town, rivalries, fantasies, frustrations, sexual liaisons real and imagined, boredom, dreams everything you d expect from small town life is here.But it s the poetic language that makes m...

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