Saturday, April 27, 2013

BBC Planning Dylan Thomas Drama

They're creating "A Poet in New York."

From a piece in the New York Daily News...

According to the BBC, “A Poet in New York” will begin when Thomas makes his fourth and final visit to New York. It will chronicle the poet’s tumultuous relationship with his wife, Caitlin, and his death at the young age of 39.

Thomas was well known in the United States, due to his frequent tours across the Atlantic. On his final trip to the States, Thomas was headed to Hollywood to write an opera with Igor Stravinsky, but stopped in New York, in order to earn enough to fund his trip with a part in the production of “Under Milk Wood” at Manhattan’s Poetry Center. A heavy drinker suffering from poor health, Thomas died of pneumonia in the city.

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