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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Cat On A Hot Tin Roof First Heated Up Broadway In With Its Gothic American Story Of Brothers Vying For Their Dying Father S Inheritance Amid A Whirlwind Of Sexuality, Untethered In The Person Of Maggie The Cat The Play Also Daringly Showcased The Burden Of Sexuality Repressed In The Agony Of Her Husband, Brick Pollitt In Spite Of The Public Controversy Cat Stirred Up, It Was Awarded The Pulitzer Prize And The Drama Critics Circle Award For That Year Williams, As He So Often Did With His Plays, Rewrote Cat On A Hot Tin Roof For Many Years The Present Version Was Originally Produced At The American Shakespeare Festival In With All The Changes That Made Williams Finally Declare The Text To Be Definitive, And Was Most Recently Produced On Broadway In The Season This Definitive Edition Also Includes Williamsrsquoi Essay Person To Person, Williams Notes On The Various Endings, And A Short Chronology Of The Author S Life One Of America S Greatest Living Playwrights, As Well As A Friend And Colleague Of Williams, Edward Albee Has Written A Concise Introduction To The Play From A Playwright S Perspective, Examining The Candor, Sensuality, Power, And Impact Of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Then And Now


About the Author: Tennessee Williams

Thomas Lanier Williams III, better known by the nickname Tennessee Williams, was a major American playwright of the twentieth century who received many of the top theatrical awards for his work He moved to New Orleans in 1939 and changed his name to Tennessee, the state of his father s birth He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for A Streetcar Named Desire in 1948 and for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof



10 thoughts on “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

  1. says:

    This year I embarked to read plays written by the giants of American playwrights and I currently find myself reading through Tennessee Williams trilogy of classic plays Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was first written in 1955 and revised many times both for the stage and film Featuring well known characters, the play is known for its character studies and should be viewed live rather than read It is in this li


  2. says:

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a play by Tennessee Williams One of Williams s famous works and his personal favorite, the play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955 Set in the plantation home in the Mississippi Delta of Big Daddy Pollitt, a wealthy cotton tycoon, the play examines the relationships among members of Big Daddy s family, primarily between his son Brick and


  3. says:

    Dizzying and fantastical, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof examines the emotional toll of sexual repression Brick is an aging former football star stuck in an unhappy marriage to his theatrical wife Maggie After the suicide of his former teammate and best friend Skipper, Brick left the field, turned to alcohol, and now spends his days drinking and warding off Maggie s pleas for a child His father might have cancer, and th


  4. says:

    The characters in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof all have these strange reasons for living, all based off of some sort of character flaw The way the flaws tie all the characters together symbolically is brilliant.Maggie especially has a strange reason to live to be the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, with no purpose in life other than to endure the unpleasant heat, to survive it The she digs into the other characters, it becomes clear


  5. says:

    I m not sure that you can consider yourself a southerner or even from the south if you have not read Tennessee Williams plays all of them I may be a transplanted Hoosier now, but rest assured, I have read and adore all of Williams plays They are, without a doubt, some of the very best of American literature and, by far, in the top tier of Southern Lit This, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, is one of his best


  6. says:

    Classic drama that deserves to up there with the greatest plays ever written.The story is centered around a family in crisis, a sizzling drama of desire, avarice and deception set in the steamy American Deep South, you can almost feel the heat coming off the pages The play condenses so much life and emotion, it s remarkable really Feuds, tortured pasts, anger, guilt, love, jealousy, envy, revenge, sorry, sadness, lust, all crammed into a rel


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  8. says:

    Set on a large, rich and successful Mississippi plantation in the heat of a 1950 s summer, family members come together to celebrate a big birthday party and bring along their avarice and greed as well as their mendacity in hopes of acquiring a big piece of inheritance when Big Daddy kicks the bucket.

    I have always loved the movie with Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman thus decided to find out if the play was similar and was surprised at two major differen


  9. says:

    I loved this play as a teenager the feverish pace, the soaring poetry of the big speeches, the way Big Daddy was everything my father wasn t and the way Maggie keeps sighing over Brick But after thirty years of living, I just don t read this play in the same way There are so many things I swallowed whole as a teen that seem laughably far fetched as an adult Brick is a thirty year old man Not a fifteen year old boy Yet he still doesn t know if he s gay or straight I


  10. says:

    Very powerful, enjoyable read I particularly liked having the very specific stage directions, so meticulously explained and set out by Williams for readers as well as directors and performers Also enjoyed the accompanying essays about the development of the play along with director Elia Kazin and Williams own essay about the play.These are not people I would want to spend time with they don t want to spend time with each other The way Williams lets the anger, frustration,


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