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Captain Cat

Character from Under Milk Wood (1954) by Dylan Thomas
(Wikipedia)
Robert Thomas
1990

Swansea - Abertawe /  Captain Cat   Swansea - Abertawe /  Captain Cat

Description

Statue of a sea captain with beard, peaked cap, short jacket, rubber boots, holding onto a piece of rope with a bell attached to end and looking out over water.

Inscription(s)

CAPTAIN CAT
"The sleepers are rung out of sleep
with his loud get-out-of-bed bell"
from
Under Milk Wood
by
Dylan Thomas

Captain Cat by Robert Thomas was
commissioned by Swansea City
Council and unveiled by
Councillor Tyssul Lewis Leader
of the Council, on 1st March, 1990

Signed: robert thomas sculptor 1989

Annotation

Captain Cat from the radio drama Under Milk Wood (1954): The old blind sea captain who dreams of his deceased shipmates and lost lover Rosie Probert. He is one of the play's most important characters, as he often acts as a narrator. He observes and comments on the goings-on in the village from his window.who gazes out towards 'the clippered seas he sailed long ago when his eyes were blue and bright.'

Swansea - Abertawe / Captain Cat

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Location (N 51°36'59" - W 3°56'9")

Item Code: gbwa045; Photograph: 25 July 2012
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