Under Milk Wood

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A radio drama by Dylan Thomas, first broadcast by the BBC on 25 Jan. 1954 and subsequently adapted for the stage; the published version was completed shortly before his death in 1953.

Set in the small Welsh seaside town of Llareggub, it evokes the lives of the inhabitants—Myfanwy Price the dressmaker, and her lover Mog Edwards the draper; twice‐widowed Mrs Ogmore‐Pritchard; Butcher Beynon and his daughter Gossamer; the Reverend Eli Jenkins; the romantic and prolific Polly Garter; nostalgic Captain Cat, dreaming of lost loves; and many others. The poetic, alliterative prose is interspersed with songs and ballads.

Subjects: Literature.

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Dylan Thomas (1914—1953) poet

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