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THOMAS, D.: Under Milk Wood and Other Plays (The 1954 Premiere Radio Recording) (Unabridged)

Author(s):Thomas, Dylan
Artist(s)
Genre Spoken Word
Category Classic Fiction • Plays - Others
Catalogue NA288712
Label Naxos AudioBooks
Quality   48kbps
 
 
 


Under Milk Wood is Dylan Thomas’s undisputed and unforgettable masterpiece—an affectionate, but hilarious portrait of a small Welsh town. The classic 1954 recording, featuring a perfect cast led by Richard Burton as ‘First Voice’, is rightly considered to be definitive. This collection also includes two earlier radio programmes: Return Journey to Swansea and Quite Early One Morning, read by Dylan Thomas and others. Enjoyable in their own right, they also provide a fascinating insight into the process that led towards Under Milk Wood.


   




Review By Bradley Winterton,Taipei Times,September 2012

Another unassailable Naxos classic is Under Milk Wood and Other Plays, with Dylan Thomas himself appearing in the “other plays” (Return Journey to Swansea and Quite Early One Morning)…with Richard Burton as the First Voice. But here it is in all its incomparable splendor.

As for Thomas, he takes the lead in Return Journey as himself, looking for “himself” as he was as a teenager. And he’s the sole speaker in Quite Early One Morning, which anticipates Under Milk Wood at many points. There’s hardly a moment that isn’t magic on this wonderful pair of CDs. © 2012 Taipei Times Read complete article








 

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