Tennessee Williams: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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  • Jordan Sanderson (Auburn University )
  • Raymond Wachter

Along with The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is one of Tennessee Williams’s most well-known plays. Originally produced on Broadway at the Morosco Theatre in New York, the play received nearly unanimous praise for its captivating characters and controversial subject matter. By the close of its 694 performances on Broadway, the play had earned Williams his second Pulitzer Prize and his third Drama Critics’ Circle Award. Following the phenomenal commercial and critical success of The Glass Menagerie (1944) and A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof confirmed Williams’s reputation as one of the most important playwrights of the 20th …

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Sanderson, Jordan, Raymond Wachter. "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 January 2005
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