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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Tennessee Williams

Suggestions for Further Reading


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Clum, John M. "'Something Cloudy, Something Cleat': Homophobic Discourse in Tennessee Williams." South Atlantic Quarterly 88.1 (Win 1989): 161–179.

Downing, Robert. "From the Cat-bird Seat: The Production Stage Manager's Notes on Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Theater Annual Vol. 14 (1956): 46–50.

Leavitt, Richard F. The World of Tennessee Williams. NY: Putnam, 1978.

Mayberry, Susan Neal. "A Study of Illusion and the Grotesque in Tennessee Williams's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Southern Studies 22.4 (1983): 359–65.

Murphy, Brenda. Tennessee Williams and Elia Kazan: A Collaboration in the Theatre. NY: Cambridge UP, 1992.

Sacksteder, William. "The Three Cats: A Study in Dramatic Structure." Drama Survey 5 (1966–67): 252–266.

Savran, David. "'By Coming Suddenly Into a Room That I Thought Was Empty': Mapping the Closet with TW." Studies in Literary Imagination 24.2 (Fall 1991): 57–74.

Stanton, Stephen S. Tennessee Williams: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1977.

Williams, Tennessee. Memoirs. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1975.

Winchell, Mark Royden. "Come Back To The Locker Room Ag'in Brick Honey." The Mississippi Quarterly 48 (Fall 1995): 701–712.

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Misleading use of characters' names

by Jamesy777, April 19, 2014

It is disconcerting that you refer to Big Daddy and Big Mama as Daddy and Mama.


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Grammar makes this confusing

by meeacaroline, November 17, 2014

There are missing words, confusing statements, lack of punctuation, and more all throughout. I'm not saying I could or could not do particularly better, but it makes it incredibly difficult to figure out what is going on. I like to read the summary of each act (scene when possible) before reading it in the play because I have difficulty keeping up with the action in plays because I have trouble registering the characters and found that the summary here actually confused me more. Also, Act III: Part 2 is mislabled as Act IV: Part 2.

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