The Essential Dylan Thomas

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The Essential Dylan Thomas

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21st Jan 2005




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The Essential Dylan Thomas

Under Milk Wood, Return Journey To Swansea and more

Return Journey To Swansea

Under Milk Wood

Quite Early One Morning

Memories of Christmas

The Peaches

A Visit To Grandpa’s

The Followers

The Outing - A Story

Read by Richard Burton, Philip Madoc, Richard Bebb, Jason Hughes, et al.

CD - 4 discs


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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 if 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.

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