Under Milk Wood (Dramatised)

  • by Dylan Thomas
  • Narrated by Richard Burton
  • 1 hrs and 41 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

A classic BBC Radio full-cast production of Dylan Thomas' poetic play for voices starring Richard Burton as the narrator. To begin at the beginning: it is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black....
When Richard Burton breathed the opening words of Under Milk Wood into a microphone, broadcasting history was made. For this 'play for voices' conjures up the intimate dreams and waking lives of the inhabitants of a Welsh seaside village in a remarkable way. It is bawdy and beautiful; its colourful characters lust and love, gossip and fantasise. Through the magic of language, 'Under Milk Wood' creates a rich modern pastoral which, once heard, touches the listener with its poetry and haunts the imagination for ever. This radio drama is the completed version broadcast in 1963, which includes several passages that were omitted from the first recording in 1954.

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Under Milk Wood

Once heard never forgotten..it can't be bettered it haunts your memory and evokes a long-departed era that our modern times have left far behind us...Burton never was better than this..how I miss his voice..BBC at its very best.
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- Mr Rene Coutts

Excellent listen .Fantastic narration by Burton .

Loved it and will listen to it many times. In fact I have all ready.
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- M H GREENWOOD

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-08-2010
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited