Cat on A Hot Tin Roof

Cat on A Hot Tin Roof

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Baker & Taylor
The tragic lives of a guilt-ridden alcoholic, his sexually-frustrated wife, and a tyrannical patriarch are violently exposed in Williams' renowned play.

Norton Pub
The definitive text of this American classic—reissued with an introduction by Edward Albee (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A Delicate Balance) and Williams' essay "Person-to-Person."

Blackwell North Amer
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof first heated up Broadway in 1955 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 1974 with all the changes that made Williams finally declare the text to be definitive, and was most recently produced on Broadway in the 2003-04 season. This definitive edition also includes Williams' 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.

Publisher: New York : New Directions, c2004
ISBN: 9780811216012
Characteristics: 206 p. ; 21 cm


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Feb 13, 2019

Family Drama. Good read. heavy story.

HMWLibrary2017 Jul 14, 2017

I really dislike Tennessee Williams. His misogamy runs bone deep. It's as though he felt the need to denigrate women in order to "normalize" homosexuality. (I'm putting "normalize" in quotes because of the rampant, systemic homophobia of the times).

Apr 27, 2013

Still a good play with piquant dialogues. It took guts to discuss homosexuality in 1955. And all that family feuding is still very relevant today. Nothing changed much. Money is still money.


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