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- Tennessee Williams (Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition)
- Tennessee Williams (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Tennessee Williams (Dictionary of World Biography: The 20th Century)
- Tennessee Williams (Identities & Issues in Literature)
- Tennessee Williams (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: Tennessee Williams
- First Published: 1955
- Type of Work: Play
- Genres: Family literature, Drama, Psychological drama
- Subjects: Husbands, Wives, Parents and children, Love or romance, South or Southerners, Twentieth century, Friendship, Alcoholism or alcoholics, Substance abuse, Cancer, Fathers, Football
- Locales: South (U.S.), United States, Mississippi, North America
In Cat on a Hot Tin Roof the cat is Maggie Pollitt, married to Brick, the favorite son of a wealthy plantation owner, Big Daddy, and the hot tin roof is the desperate measure she takes to regain her husband’s sexual interest and to lay claim to her husband’s family fortune. Opposing her are Gooper Pollitt, Brick’s brother, and Gooper’s family, consisting of his pregnant wife and their five children (Williams’s famous “no-neck monsters”). Finally there is Big Mama, whose current status with her husband is much like Maggie’s with Brick.
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