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THOMAS, D.: Essential Dylan Thomas (The)

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THOMAS, D.: Essential Dylan Thomas (The)

Author(s):Thomas, Dylan
Genre Spoken Word
Category Classic Fiction • Plays - Others • Poetry
Catalogue NA434312
Label Naxos AudioBooks
Quality   48kbps
Album Price
USD 20.29


This varied, well-chosen selection brings onto one CD set the best of Dylan Thomas. Here is the legendary recording of Under Milk Wood, with Richard Burton and Richard Bebb as narrators; but here also are two radio productions he wrote before that great classic, and though interesting in their own right, they show how Under Milk Wood grew gradually in his imagination. Thomas was a charismatic, idiosyncratic performer of his own poetry and stories, and here is a representative selection. Performances of Dylan Thomas have since moved on and the greatness of the writer as a poet and storyteller are perhaps best heard in new recordings by actors of our own time. Here Bebb, Madoc and Hughes share some of Thomas’s finest, most challenging and endearing works.


Review By Audiobooks Today,September 2010

As one of the first great poet performers ever recorded, Dylan Thomas utilized language as a powerful and sometimes whimsical tool. In THE ESSENTIAL DYLAN THOMAS hear him perform—along with Richard Burton, Philip Madoc and others—not just poems by Thomas, but also stories.  A must for poetry fans, the production is superb, displaying a smorgasbord of color and taste befitting the discriminating audio palate.


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