Posts tagged ‘manuscripts’


7 July 2014

What happened to the manuscript of ‘Under Milk Wood’

Stephen Sedley

A decade after Dylan Thomas’s death, a lawsuit was brought by Caitlin Thomas on behalf of his estate to recover the manuscript of Under Milk Wood from Douglas Cleverdon. It was Cleverdon who had produced the play for BBC radio and had now put the manuscript on the market. The claim failed: the judge, Mr Justice Plowman, accepted Cleverdon’s case that Thomas had made him a gift of the manuscript. The story as it emerged at trial was this.