Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Williams s Pulitzer Prize winning play has captured both stage and film audiences since its debut in One of his best loved and most famous plays it exposes the lies plaguing the family of a weal

  • Title: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Author: Tennessee Williams
  • ISBN: 9780451171122
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Paperback
  • Williams s Pulitzer Prize winning play has captured both stage and film audiences since its debut in 1954 One of his best loved and most famous plays, it exposes the lies plaguing the family of a wealthy Southern planter of humble origins.

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  • 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 in 1955 In addition, The Glass Menagerie 1945 and The Night of the Iguana 1961 received New York Drama Critics Circle Awards His 1952 play The Rose Tattoo dedicated to his lover, Frank Merlo , received the Tony Award for best play.Characters in his plays are often seen as representations of his family members Laura Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie was understood to be modeled on Rose Some biographers believed that the character of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire is also based on her.Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie was generally seen to represent Williams mother, Edwina Characters such as Tom Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie and Sebastian in Suddenly, Last Summer were understood to represent Williams himself In addition, he used a lobotomy operation as a motif in Suddenly, Last Summer.The Pulitzer Prize for Drama was awarded to A Streetcar Named Desire in 1948 and to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 1955 These two plays were later filmed, with great success, by noted directors Elia Kazan Streetcar with whom Williams developed a very close artistic relationship, and Richard Brooks Cat Both plays included references to elements of Williams life such as homosexuality, mental instability, and alcoholism Although The Flowering Peach by Clifford Odets was the preferred choice of the Pulitzer Prize jury in 1955 and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was at first considered the weakest of the five shortlisted nominees, Joseph Pulitzer Jr chairman of the Board, had seen Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and thought it worthy of the drama prize The Board went along with him after considerable discussion 18 Williams wrote The Parade, or Approaching the End of a Summer when he was 29 and worked on it sporadically throughout his life A semi autobiographical depiction of his 1940 romance with Kip Kiernan in Provincetown, Massachusetts, it was produced for the first time on October 1, 2006 in Provincetown by the Shakespeare on the Cape production company, as part of the First Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival.Other works by Williams include Camino Real and Sweet Bird of Youth.His last play went through many drafts as he was trying to reconcile what would be the end of his life 14 There are many versions of it, but it is referred to as In Masks Outrageous and Austere.

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  • This year I embarked to read more 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 [...]


  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tennessee Williams تاریخ نخستین خوانش: هفتم ماه جولای سال 2002 میلادیعنوان: گربه روی شیروانی داغ - متن کامل نمایشنامه در سه پرده؛ نویسنده: تنسی ویلیامز؛ مترجم: مرجان بخت مینو؛ کرج، مینو، 1380، در 160 ص، شابک: 9647487002؛ موضوع: نمایشنامه های نویسندگان امریکایی قرن 20 ممگی می‌گوید: «می [...]


  • 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 more she digs into the other characters, it becomes clear that although they have these strange reasons for living--like her husb [...]


  • 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 relatively short work. Would love to see it performed on [...]


  • Εξαιρετικό, δυνατό γράψιμο που κρατάει καθηλωμένο τον αναγνώστη!#readathon18 Ένα βιβλίο που ο πρωταγωνιστής προσδιορίζεται σαν LGBTQ+


  • 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 mean, come on! His se [...]


  • Well first I must confess reading play scripts is not my favorite thing, including this one even thought it won both Pulitzer and Drama Critics Circle awards. I'm sure this story caused quite a stir when it was first published in 1954, even so Tennessee Williams was famous for continuing to rewrite aspects of his plays several times over decades. My book is the 1974 version of the play, though I'm not sure which parts have been revised from the original, is this the better one ??? We're on a 28 [...]


  • 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 differences.(view spoiler)[Maggie did not sleep wi [...]


  • Tennessee Williams has truly created a masterpiece. Greed, jealousy, homosexuality, indifference, alcoholism, and desire are all laid bare in one way or another in this play. Maggie the Cat is full of life and is honest if she does come from a poor family and feel that she is walking on a hot tin roof all the time. Some of the other characters in the play may not be as full of life as Maggie. What she wants most of all is a baby from her husband Brick because she knows Brick is Big Daddy's favor [...]


  • 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, thwarted love, hat [...]


  • What a terribly, messed-up family. I loved every minute of it. This is one I would definitely enjoy seeing performed. My third Williams play, and possibly my favorite. Though how can you compare Maggie to Blanche DuBois. Nonetheless, excellent play.


  • The play set in three acts is like a reality show focused on a family reunion. An ugly truth simmers silently, a continuous hum of "mendacity" that never increases or decreases in its pitch and the people living under the roof are all affected by it in one or the other way. Families can get messy, greedy, ugly and downright horrible. But they are family. This is the story of one such family in cotton producing state. A rich family diseased with secrets and malcontent, happy children and connivin [...]


  • "Ο άνθρωπος είναι ζώο θνητό, ξέρει ότι θα πεθάνει, αλλά αυτό δεν τον κάνει να συμπονάει τους άλλους ανθρώπους. αγοράζει συνέχεια πράγματα, όλο αγοράζει - κι ο λόγος που τα αγοράζει είναι ότι στο βάθος του μυαλού του φωλιάζει η ηλίθια ελπίδα ότι ανάμεσα στα άλλα που αγόρασε μπο [...]


  • Ich wünschte mir, ich hätte dieses Drama gelesen gehabt, bevor ich den Film kannte. Selbst nach dreimaligem Lesen vermischen sich meine Vorstellungen von den Figuren auf dem Papier mit denen auf der Leinwand. Das kann nicht funktionieren! Sie sind zu unterschiedlich geraten, ausgenommen vielleicht die Darstellung von Maggie der Katze.Seit jeher fasziniert mich die Unwetter-Stimmung dieses Stückes; wie sich allmählich jahrelang verborgene Wahrheiten wolkenbruchartig über die Familie Pollitt [...]



  • Beautiful and strong play: The psychological defenses revealed through multiple confrontations to be witnessed by the audience without any social cover. It is my first time to read anything by Tennessee Williams. I like his style, especially the way he uses the talk or actions of minor characters and the sounds in the background in a way similar to the chorus of the Greek theater, commenting on or stressing what is going on. I liked also his lengthy stage directions, which are much more than sta [...]


  • On a sultry summer evening family meets and secrets are revealed far, so a zillion other plays. Here, it's not really what the secrets are that's interesting, it's who the characters are and where the author's sympathies lie.The first act slowly winds up to a very dramatic finish and tensions are racked up higher still in act 2. Then something strange happens - act 3 occurs twice! Williams has included his original draft of act 3 and the performance version, modified in response to the original [...]


  • So much has been said on this play already, I don't think I'll be able to add anything of interest, but here are a few thoughts.Our English teacher made us watch the movie in class when I was in high school, and I found it fantastic. So I went to read on several other Tennessee Williams plays after that, but for an unknown reason, I never got to this one. I finally corrected this.It's quite a different experience to watch the movie and read the play. Both are great, but reading the play adds to [...]


  • I had only seen the movie several times because I worship Paul Newman. Always have and always will. That said, I did not know about the homosexual undertone of the play because the movie makers chickened out and turned the whole admiration between Brick and Skipper upside down. There is no mention of the 'old bachelors' from whom Big Daddy inherited the plantation. There is no hint at homosexuality in the play, maybe once in an ironic smile of Big Daddy. And in the film Brick actually desires Ma [...]


  • "Living with someone you love can be lonelier - than living entirely alone!- Margaret, Act 1"Life has got to be allowed to continue even after the dream of life is - all - over"- Margaret, Act ISo here is Tennessee Williams coming out, with his customary rage and insight. And darkness.Once again, I'm surprised. This is the most I've seen homosexuality dealt with, so far; EM Forster hinted at it, and there was Oscar Wilde, but it was all innuendo and shadows before. This feels very bold, and I wa [...]


  • بيشتر از باغ وحش شيشه اي دوستش داشتم و كمتر از اتوبوسي به نام هوس. تنسي ويليامز ثابت كرد؛ اگه داستان جذابي هم براي گفتن نداشتيد با شخصيت پردازي قوي ميتونيد مخاطب رو همراه خودتون بياريد و در مواردي حتي ميخ كوبش كنيد.



  • Great playlove the theatrics. My favorite lines of Margaret talking to Mae:Why did y’give dawgs names to all your kiddies? Dogs names? Dixie, Trixie, Buster, Sonny, Polly! Sounds like four dogs and a parrot. I cannot wait to watch the movie.2/1/18 Update.I watched the movie and loved it! Oh, Elizabeth Taylor was so beautiful! I would give the movie 10 Stars! The director did an awesome job recreating Tennessee Williams’ play. I can see the minor script changes from the story, but it works fa [...]


  • Un mare talentat este Tennessee Williams. Ce imi place cel mai mult la piesele lui de teatru este ca sunt profund umane, ca au o actiune liniara, dar nu sunt legate de un context temporal, sunt general valabile si sunt la fel de actuale si acum.


  • گربه روی شیروانی داغ نمایشنامه ای است درباره تجربه ای که انسان در جامعه از سر می گذراند، اثری که سعی می کند به مردم نحوه درست زندگی کردن را آموزش دهد. این نمایشنامه درباره زمانی است که فقدان ارتباطات انسانی منجر به تنهایی اجتناب ناپذیر انسان می شود. در شرایطی که بحران ها و مشکل [...]


  • Kadın-erkek ilişkileri, evlilik, aşk, eşcinsellik üzerinden insanların iç yüzleri, saklamaya çalıştıkları Williams tarafından çarpıcı bir şekilde oyun boyunca gösterilmiş. Olay, oyunun ana karakterlerinden olan Brick'in ölmek üzere olan babası Koca Baba'nın çiftliğinde geçiyor. Brick, çok yakın arkadaşının ölümü üzerine kendini alkole vermiş, hayattan adeta kopmuş bir adam. Bu durum en çok karısı Maggie'yi etkiliyor; çünkü Maggie ve Brick uzun zamandı [...]


  • I have seen the film version of this play with Paul Newmann and Elizabeth Taylor as the main characters and it is truly one of my all time favorites. Of course, this is why I wanted to read the play. Apparently, (as per the editors notes in the book) Williams did approve several different changes in his play for some stage productions and the film production. I will say that I believe I enjoyed reading this play having already seen it as, of course, there is not much more than simple dialouge to [...]



  • 3.5 starsRead more reviews at Reviewing Shelf.I have never been a person who reads plays. I would rather go and watch one. But when it is one which has won a Pulitzer Prize, has an interesting title and pretty book cover, you end up buying it during an online sale. It resides prettily in your bookshelf until almost 3.5 years when you decide to pick it up for a challenge to read books with pages 100-200 and it just fits in.I know people love descriptive terms and all the words about non-verbal b [...]


  • It may sound dumb, and this may just be a silly hang up I've yet to get rid of; but I sometimes find myself hesitating over classics - modern or old - worrying that they will be heavy going, certainly worthy, but possibly dull. Some are to be fair. Others are classics because they are just so damn good.I loved this, the dialogue just sucked me in and I devoured it. What a fantastic story, and something I think most people can relate to in one way or another because it's about that timeless subje [...]


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