Under Milk Wood

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Under Milk Wood is a 1954 "play for voices", a radio drama by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) [1].

The original text

Commissioned by the BBC and later adapted for the stage. Originally presented at the Poetry Centre, New York on May 15, 1953, the author playing 1st voice and Reverend Eli Jenkins.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1959: Presented by the University of Cape Town's Speech and Drama Department in March at the Little Theatre, directed by Adrian Stanley, starring Karl Oettlé, Lily-Jean Satusky and Audrey Babrow.

1959: Directed by Hugh Goldie for the Johannesburg Reps, starring David Beattie.

1973: Staged by PACOFS, directed by William Egan, with Annie Basson, Neels Coetzee, Ernst Eloff, Lerina Erasmus, Jannie Gildenhuys, Roelf Laubscher, Errol Ross and Annelize van der Ryst.

1986: Produced in South Africa by the Baxter Company '86 Directed by Keith Grenville, with Keith Grenville, Jeremy Taylor, James Irwin, Brenda Wood, Jennifer Steyn, Mark Legward. Design and lighting by Brian Collins; sound design Julian Ford.

1995: Presented at the Baxter Theatre and at the National Arts Festival, directed and narrated by Keith Grenville, with Brenda Wood, David Crichton, Bianca Amato, David Alcock, Chris Weare.


Wikipedia [2]

Inskip, 1972. p.145.

Theatre programme (1959) held by NELM: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 38. 33,

PACOFS theatre programme (undated).

Baxter Theatre programme, 1986.

Barrow, Brian & Williams-Short, Yvonne 1988.

Die Burger, 11 July 1995.

Photograph - NELM Manuscripts - [Collection: FLETCHER, Jill]: 2005. 75. 19. 50.

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

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