REVIEW ☆ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof


10 thoughts on “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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    This year I embarked to read plays written by the giants of American playwrights and I currently find myself reading thro

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    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

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    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 a

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    4 stars This three act play by Tennessee Williams won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1955 Williams explores gender roles homosexuality homophobia societal expectations avarice and the psychology of dysfunction relationsh

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    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof written by one of the greatest American playwrights Tennessee Williams debuted in 1955 with its portrait of rich southerner Big Daddy Big Mama and two brothers sort of vying for for their dying father's inheritance Biff

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    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 w

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    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

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    This is a great play but the audio version is not the way to enjoy it I would have preferred to read it myself bu

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    Classic drama that deserves to up there with the greatest plays ever writtenThe story is centered around a family in crisi

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    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof written by one of the greatest American playwrights Tennessee Williams debuted in 1955 with its portrait of rich southerner Big Daddy Big Mama and two brothers sort of vying for for their dying father's inheritance Biff a former successful football player is now an alcoholic and not sleeping with his lovely wife Maggie the Cat I saw the film version with Paul Newman and Liz Taylor many

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

F 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 o. 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 brilliantMaggie 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 that although they have these strange reasons for living like her husband an alcoholic who lives only for the next drink they all seem to have this common mindset that life is miserable and all they want to do is get through itWhat really makes this work is the character Big Daddy who has been diagnosed with cancer The way all the other characters think only of his inheritance and the way Big Daddy clings to life even when it seems like he doesn t even enjoy it is really interesting to readBut compared with The Glass Menagerie or A Streetcar Named Desire this play falls a little short The dialogue doesn t feel as crisp and it seems like it s just one giant monologue after another

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F 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.. Classic drama that deserves to up there with the greatest plays ever writtenThe 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 relatively short work Would love to see it performed on stage but the book ain t a bad alternative Well worth reading

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Cat on a Hot a Hot Kindle #209 Tin Roof first heated up Broadway in with its gothic American story of brothers vying for their dying father’s inheritance amid a whirlwind o. 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 light that I read the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and enjoyed its characters for which I rate four bright stars Tennessee Williams takes us to a plantation in the south where two brothers Gooper and Brick are jockeying for position to get the upper hand in their father Big Daddy s will Brick is a former football star who has become an alcoholic because he can face that he is no longer able to star on the football field He is married to Maggie and as alcohol has pervaded their marriage the couple remains childless Gooper is married to Mae and the couple has five children and expecting a sixth Although eight years Brick s senior and a successful attorney Gooper is not the light of Big Daddy s eyes Big Daddy would like nothing than to leave his land to Brick if only the latter would right himself and turn his life around Meanwhile the wives Maggie and Mae can not stand each other and offer malicious lines to each other Maggie s arias are memorable as I always enjoy a strong female lead Both women are as the title notes likes cats on a hot tin roof dancing around each other on edge because neither will be satisfied until they have successfully one upped the other From my perspective Maggie is the likeable of the two even though it is Mae who has given Big Daddy the grandchildren he desires The climax of the play is the exchange between Big Daddy and Brick in which Big Daddy urges his son to become a better person This occurs in the second act making the third act almost anti climatic Perhaps if I had viewed this play live I might have thought differently but I enjoyed the second act than the third primarily for the exchange between Big Daddy and Brick Tennessee Williams is a master playwright of the 20th century He touches on social issues as homosexual relationships and a woman s place in a marriage before it was socially acceptable to do so Being ahead of his time Williams brings these issues into light in the forms of deep characters I enjoyed the personas of Brick Maggie and Big Daddy and sneered at Mae who embodies the old south A solid four stars in print form I look forward to viewing Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on film

  • Paperback
  • 208
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Tennessee Williams
  • English
  • 16 October 2019
  • 9780811216012

About the Author: Tennessee Williams

Thomas Lanier Williams III a Hot Kindle Ñ 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 and changed his name to Tennessee the state of his father's birth Raised in St Louis Missouri after years of obscurity at age he became famous with the success of.