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  1. says:

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

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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 exami

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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 an

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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 relationships which abound in these flawed but incredibly human characters Big Daddy is the larger than life p

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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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    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

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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 W

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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 but that option was no

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    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 com

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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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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 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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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof first heated a Hot Kindle #209 up Broadway in with its gothic American story of brothers vying for their dying father’s inheritance amid a whirlwind o 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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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 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 years ago and it always stayed with me I listened to a version of this play read by another great American playwright Edward Albee who reads two different last acts of the play one highlighting Maggie a bit including some thoughts about theater by Williams and a reflection on a production of the play Albee had seen on Broadway directed by Elia KazanBrick suggestive for me of Rabbit Angstrom in Rabbit Run is a former athlete lost in the past lost in the bottle Big Daddy What makes you so restless have you got ants in your britchesBrick Yes sirBig Daddy WhyBrick Something Hasn t Happened Big Daddy Yeah What is thatBrick sadly the click Big Daddy Did you say the clickBrick Yes clickBig Daddy What clickBrick A click that I get in my head that makes me peacefulBig Daddy I sure in hell don t know what you re talking about but it disturbs meBrick It s just a mechanical thingBig Daddy What is a mechanical thingBrick This click that I get in my head that makes me peaceful I got to drink till I get it Big Daddy s facing death so he confronts his lost son Brick and as Williams says about the confrontation When something is festering in your memory or your imagination laws of silence don t work it s just like shutting a door and locking it on a house on fire in hope of forgetting that the house is burning But not facing a fire doesn t put it out Silence about a thing just magnifies it It grows and festers in silence becomes malignant The big dramatic truth telling showdown is powerful with terrific dialogue stripping off the illusions they have all lived by all their lives I listened to this play when I was in my car and finished it there and when I came home I read the physical copy of Death of a Salesman In Cat Big Daddy shows he knows who he is and he tries to save Brick in Death Biff shows he knows who he is and he tries to save Willie To read these two plays within the same 24 hours was just like going from one explosion to another two great cherry bombs of American theater Death is better Miller s best and Cat isn t the very best Williams but it s still great theater