Dylan Marlais Thomas (27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer whose works include the poems, "Do not go gentle into that good night", "And death shall have no dominion", the "play for voices", Under Milk Wood, and stories and radio broadcasts such as A Child's Christmas in Wales and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog. He became popular in his lifetime, and remained popular after his death; partly due to his larger than life character, and his reputation for drinking to excess.
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... Igor Stravinsky wrote "In memoriam Dylan Thomas Dirge canons and song" (1954) for tenor voice, string quartet, and four trombones, based on "Do not go gentle into that good night ... Dylan, born as Robert Zimmermann, is believed to have taken his last name from Thomas (see below) ... Under Milk Wood a 1965 album by British pianist Stan Tracey, inspired by Thomas's play, is one of the most celebrated jazz recordings made in the United Kingdom In Simon Garfunkel's 1966 song, A Simple Desultory ...
... Regulars included poets Charles Fisher, Dylan Thomas, John Prichard and Vernon Watkins, composer and linguist Daniel Jones, artists Alfred Janes and Mervyn Levy, Mabley Owen and Tom Warner ... opposite the offices of the Evening Post newspaper where Thomas and Fisher worked, was where the group drank coffee and discussed many subjects including Einstein Epstein, Greta ... After the bombing, Dylan Thomas came back to visit Swansea ...
... 1962 Dylan Thomas, a short, Oscar-winning, documentary film with Richard Burton as narrator, directed by Jack Howells. 1964 Dylan, a Broadway play by Sidney Michaels, starring Alec Guinness as Dylan Thomas and Kate Reid as Caitlin. 1978 Dylan Life and Death of a Poet, a BBC Wales film of Thomas' final two visits to America directed by Richard Lewis ...
... Before Sunrise, directed by Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke's character mimics Dylan Thomas's voice, reading a fragment from As I Walked Out One Evening wrote by W.H. 2000 The Weight of Water, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, features the Dylan Thomas poem And death shall have no dominion ... This Steven Soderbergh remake also features the Dylan Thomas poem And death shall have no dominion, as George Clooney's character reads the first stanza of the poem ...
... documentaries that included Nye! (1965) and Dylan Thomas (1962) ... Dylan Thomas is the only Welsh film to have won an Oscar (for best short documentary), it features Richard Burton as narrator, visiting the haunts of Dylan Thomas ...
Famous quotes containing the words dylan thomas, thomas and/or dylan:
Who is born
In the next room
So loud to my own
That I can hear the womb
Opening and the dark run...?”
—Dylan Thomas (19141953)
“If worship have kept me, I had not gone.
If wit might have me saved, I needed not fear.”
—Sir Thomas More (14781535)
“All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.”
—Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941)