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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 sexual. 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 the family estate will go to his obnoxious older brother if he and Maggie don t soon start a family Laced with sarcasm the drama centers on Brick s father and Maggie s fumbling attempts to help the protagonist come to terms with Skipper s death as well as admit the homoerotic nature of the friendship something Brick vehemently denies As is typical of Williams work the play s comic elements are unsettling than funny the characters surreal sketches of social types than realistic personalities The humor works better on stage but a few moving scenes make the drama worth checking out

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Ity 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 t. 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 relationships which abound in these flawed but incredibly human characters Big Daddy is the larger than life patriarch of the Mississippi plantation where they live He is crass and opinionated but at an opportune moment in dialog with his son Brick Big Daddy reveals that he would be tolerant if his son is homosexual Brick who has absorbed societal norms rails against his father s attempts at conversation and against his father s tolerance When Big Daddy determinedly pries from Brick the reason for his alcoholism and morose disposition Brick utters the word disgust At that moment the reader or theatergoer as the case may be knows that of all the things that may disgust Brick he is most of all disgusted with himself It s apropos that Brick is leaning on a crutch from an injury he obtained while trying to rekindle his high school athleticism by jumping over a hurdle The alcohol is another crutch Even his suffering keeps him passive The women in the play are as colorful as peacock feathers Maggie depicts the marginalized female of the 1950s but she breaks stereotypes She wields words in a powerful way and exudes vitality She is sultry proud of her sexuality but determined to find a place for Brick and herself in the kingdom of Big Daddy Maggie is the cat on a hot tin roof Big Mama is an obnoxious character While I felt sympathy for her being the brunt of Big Daddy s jokes I was annoyed at her behavior catering to Big Daddy making him the sun in her world The fact that she coddles her grown son Brick calling him my baby seems debilitating for both parties Big Mama s expectation that a child from Maggie and Brick will solve everything and make Big Daddy happy is an added pressure for Maggie especially considering that her sister in law Mae is a fertility machine Mae is happily greedy and everything she does is to secure for herself and her brood Lies manipulation and as Williams puts it through Big Daddy mendacity is another major theme in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Maggie Mae and Gooper Brick s older brother all want a part of Big Daddy s wealth and they will lie or manipulate in order to gain whatever is possible Mae and Gooper seem to have no real love for Big Daddy only for what he can give them The only one that doesn t want a part of it is Brick This comes across as a truth Williams winnows through the chaff to expose a truth that most of us know true love cannot be bought nor revealed through expensive gifts or possessions but he does it in a way that we are not likely to forget An unhappy young man who is offered the kingdom but looks away in search of something else We also know he s not likely to find it at the bottom of a bottle Brick believes the best thing he ever had in his life is lost forever his friendship and love of Skipper his best friend Maggie reaches out to Brick with something else She says Life has got to be allowed to continue even after the dream of life is all over My interpretation of her words are you can continue to live in the fantasy of your high school football hero days and with the grief of your lost perfect love or you can live in an imperfect present where love and life are messy but real This is a May group read with On the Southern Literary Trail and one I highly recommend

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He 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 rewrot. 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


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

  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 examin

  3. says:

    Dizzying and fantastical Cat on a Hot Tin Roof examines the emotional toll of sexual repression Brick is an aging former f

  4. says:

    4 stars This three act play by Tennessee Williams won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1955 Williams explores gender roles

  5. says:

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof written by one of the greatest American playwrights Tennessee Williams debuted in 1955 with

  6. 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 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

  7. says:

    I'm not sure that you can consider yourself a southerner or even from the south if you have not read Tennessee

  8. says:

    This is a great play but the audio version is not the way to enjoy it I would have preferred to read it myself but that option was not available and “listening” to a play seemed to make sense Throughout the reading I kept silently substituting the voices of Paul Newman Liz Taylor and Burl Ives and wanting to download t

  9. says:

    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 shor

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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