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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Tennessee Williams

Suggestions for Further Reading


How to Cite This SparkNote

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.

You literally ment figuratively

by Saraph13, February 18, 2015

2nd paragraph, Maggie "literally begins to fall to pieces"? Really? Unless there is some awesome zombie rendition of this play or a version where Maggie is a leper, I don't think that's what you ment.

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