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Dylan Thomas

Under Milk Wood (1995)

Under Milk Wood (1995)

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Under Milk Wood, brilliant and energetic in its language, conjures up the dreams and realities of an imagined Welsh seaside village

Innocence and experience are reconciled in a modern comic pastoral, a 'greenleaved
sermon on the innocence of men'.

In 1951, two years before his death at the age of 39, Dylan Thomas wrote of his plan to complete a radio play, 'an impression for voices, an entertainment out of the darkness, of the town I live in, and to write it simply and warmly and comically with lots of movement and varieties of moods, so that, at many come to know the town as an inhabitant of it'.

All was to be 'strangely simple and simply strange'.

The outcome was Under Milk Wood - in the play's own words, an evocation of the 'mazes and colours and dismays and rainbows and tunes and wishes and flight and fall and despairs' of the inhabitants of Llareggub, a mythical Welsh seaside community, revealed within the cycle of one day.

It is now Thomas's most famous work. Though it was his only play, it was the natural culmination of his most spontaneous talents, combining the lyricism of the poems, the fantasy of the early tales, the comic realism of the short stories, and the scenic techniques of the filmscripts.

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