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Under Milk Wood (World Cultural Heritage Library)

Thomas, Dylan

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This 'play for voices' is arguably Dylan Thomas's best known work, and exemplifies his skill with the rhythm and cadence of language. This new hardback educational edition includes an introduction to the author and the play, and end notes with engaging activities for students of both English and Drama.

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The play is an evocation of the "maze's and colours and dismays and rainbows and tunes and wishes and flight and fall and despair" of the inhabitants of Llareggub, a mythical Welsh seaside community, revealed within one day.

About the Author:

Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea on 27 October 1914, the son of a senior English master. On leaving school he worked on the South Wales Evening Post before embarking on his literary career in London. Not only a poet, he wrote short stories, film scripts, features and radio plays, the most famous being Under Milk Wood. On 9 November 1953, shortly after his thirty-ninth birthday, he collapsed and died in New York city. He is buried in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, which had become his main home since 1949. In 1982 a memorial stone to commemorate him was unveiled in 'Poet's Corner' in Westminster Abbey.

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