Douglas Cleverdon

Douglas Cleverdon

Douglas Cleverdon (1903–1987) was a British bookseller, broadcaster, publisher, and writer. His career started as the owner of an antiquarian book shop, which later grew into the Douglas Cleverdon publishing house and Clover Press. In 1955, he co-directed stage productions of Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas in Edinburgh and London and, two years later, on Broadway. He passed away in 1987.

The Growth Of Milkwood

Nonfiction by Douglas Cleverdon

Under Milk Wood was originally conceived by Dylan Thomas a a radio work––”A Play for Voices”––and was first broadcast on the B.B.C. Third Programme in January 1954, two months after his death. But during the three or four years that he was working on it, he made various revisions for solo performances and stage readings of the incomplete script. As a result, there are no less than eleven versions in which the text differs in greater or lesser degree.…
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