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Castorboy



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:09 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

TheRejectAmidHair wrote:
The famous Richard Burton recording of Under Milk Wood is a must-have, I think, and as for the poems, I don't think you can do better than th erecordings made by Dylan Thomas himself.
Much  of the appeal of Dylan Thomas comes from his very charismatic personality, so it's great to hear the man himself recite his works.


I found this on the BBC Arts Message Board. Is it OK to post this on our Board?
Message 1 - posted by Janne2007 (U7303163) , Aug 31, 2007
The wonderful voice of Richard Burton. The lyrical words of Dylan Thomas.
I'm listening to Under Milk Wood for the first time in many years all due to an advert on the TV. An advert for a car being driven through the streets at night, where a section of UMW is recited by Richard Burton. (swoon)
I haven't got the book, something I need to rectify, but I have got the tapes and they are wonderful. The names of some of the characters make me smile, Willy Nilly Postman, Nogood Boyo to name but two.


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miranda



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard Burton's recording is far better than Dylan Thomas's.  Burton had the most beautiful voice but Dylan's grates on me a little.  

The writing is definitely beautiful though!



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mike js



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Location: Cambridgeshire, UK

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did anyone see the recent item on the Guardian website (don't know it there was anything in the more paper-y edition), about new editions of children's books with full illustrations.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/g...ies-illustrated?picture=344708969

One children's book I very much liked (reading as an adult) is The Secret Garden, which looks very inviting here.



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