Leaves, Chillies and Michael Sheen

26 Oct

Coloured leaves, chillies and a treat for you.

Our chilli plant is still going strong. I delivered these five green ones to a neighbour this afternoon.

Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood has been a favourite of mine since I was a little girl when my parents used to play the Richard Burton version on two LPs and I grew to know it almost by heart. I was later able to choose it as a text for my GCSE pupils to study and I hope I instilled a love for these words in some of them at least. I love, here, how Michael Sheen has interpreted the words and given everything so much expression, just perfect.  I hope the link works for you. The video is appearing in my draft but not always when I preview…….  Maybe give it a few moments.



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5 responses to “Leaves, Chillies and Michael Sheen

  1. Wendy Edgeley

    October 26, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    I too spent a lot of of time as a child listening to the Richard Burton version on LPs, as Dad loved it. I’ve just listened to some of it again on YouTube – what a voice! How lovely that you were able to use it as a text to teach your students, and give them access to the beauty of language well used.

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 28, 2021 at 7:10 am

      How lovely that you listened to the same LPs as a child and that my Mum and your Dad shared a love of the ‘play for voices.’ 😊

  2. Hil

    October 26, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    I watched this Michael Sheen clip the other day. It really is wonderful…such a “feel” for the language.xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 26, 2021 at 6:08 pm

      Agreed, such a star! 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 28, 2021 at 7:05 am

      Yes, that’s it, his ‘feel’ for the language and it looks so natural and effortless. 😊


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