Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 15 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Pembroke. There are a lot of song in the play. It was written to be a 'play for voices' and is one of my favourite plays because of the variety of styles and charcters it involves. Dylan Thomas rules!
Mrs. Organ Morgan. "And when they saw me they pretended they were looking for nests...but you don't go nesting in long combinations, and your dress nearly over your head."
11:30. 11:30 is opening time. Apparently the clock has stood at the same time for decades, it is always opening time...I wish...
Mog Edwards . Mog and Myfanwy express their love through letters yet never make any effort to actually get married. P.S. "Shop at Mog's".
85. "I'm 85 years, 3 months and a day"
Ears. "Where'd you get that hair from? Got it from old Tom cat. Give it back then, love." I have no idea why Lily Smalls lives with the Beynons and yet has a different sirname, there's probably some random hidden story about it somewhere...
Mr and Mrs Pugh. Mr Pugh is constantly plotting to kill Mrs Pugh, but since the whole village, including Mrs Pugh, know all about it, I find it highly unlikely that he would get away with it.
On his doorstep. The Reverend's services consist of him reciting a long poem, of his own composition, to the streets of Llareggub.
Willy Nilly. Willy Nilly and his wife steam open all the mail before they deliver it, so they know everybody's secrets in Llareggub.
Getting married to lots of different women.. Mr. Waldo, apparently, has lots of illigitimate children, due to the number of paternity summons he gets through the post.
Captain Cat. Most of the names in 'Under Milkwood' hold some deeper symbolism: i.e. the old 'seacat' of a captain, or words to that effect that actually make sense. ;)
It says something backwards.. The name Llareggub is 'bugger all' backwards, yet looks suspiciously Welsh, a 1950's joke, still pretty darn funny though...
To begin at the beginning.... In the 1960's full radio performance of the play, and the subsequent film, the first voice, who begins the play, was performed by the actor Richard Burton.