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    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

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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 w

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

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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 homosexual

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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

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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 a strange reason to live to be the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with no purpose in life other tha

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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' pl

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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 not available

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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 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 int

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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 fathe

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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. 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 Homewrecker 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 Make your own model forts & castles read by another great American playwright Edward Albee who Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury reads two different last acts of the play one highlighting Maggie a bit including some thoughts about theater by Williams and a How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim 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 Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic 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 A Daddy for Christmas 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

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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. 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 the extraordinary movie and watch it insteadThis is a complex play about human emotions the lies we tell ourselves and others and how closely aligned love and hate can be like two heads on a Roman coin For a character who has precious little dialogue Brick Politt makes a big impression but much is missing when you cannot see facial expressions and have to imagine movementsfor much of what Brick tells us is told with his body and his face Maggie the Cat is on the other hand a woman who expresses much of what she feels verbally so she plays a bit better in audio alone No one brings a Southern household alive uite like Tennessee Williams He gets to the edge beneath the Southern drawl and honey can drip from his women while they exude poison from their pores Big men like Big Daddy were once common in Southern society and it almost feels a shame to say you probably will not find such men in the South today Williams tackles the serious issue of homosexuality in this classic and does so in a way that tells you both where the public s stood in the 1950s and foreshadows a surprisingly tolerant view beneath the surface I thought him pretty brave to take on the subject and particularly to have a man such as Big Daddy express an understanding of it I m sure it set much of his audience on their heals at the timeOne of the difficult uestions left unanswered in the play however is attached to unreuited love What are we guilty of when we turn our backs on someone who loves us in a way that we are unable to return What should a person be willing to settle for if the desire dies or is killed by the guilt Of course we only have Brick s word for his own feelings and none of these characters would be above lying to one another or to themselves but Brick and Maggie surely still have these uestions to answer when the curtain descendsOne very interesting thing this audio included was the original ending of the play and the revised ending that Williams wrote after having some suggestions from Elia Kazan I much preferred the second ending and admired Williams all the because he was able to set aside his ego and recognize that Kazan s suggestions were improvementsListening to this play has left me with a keen desire to see it on a stage After all plays are meant to be seen and heard so when you have only listened you have only gotten half of what the playwright intended to give you Of course half of Tennessee Williams is worth than all of most