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By Tennessee Williams

The definitive textual content of this American classic―reissued with an advent through Edward Albee (Who's scared of Virginia Woolf? and A smooth Balance) and Williams' essay "Person-to-Person."

Cat on a scorching Tin Roof first heated up Broadway in 1955 with its gothic American tale of brothers vying for his or her loss of life father's inheritance amid a whirlwind of sexuality, untethered within the individual of Maggie the Cat. The play additionally daringly showcased the load of sexuality repressed within the affliction of her husband, Brick Pollitt. regardless of the general public controversy Cat stirred up, it used to be offered the Pulitzer Prize and the Drama Critics Circle Award for that 12 months. Williams, as he so frequently did together with his performs, rewrote Cat on a scorching Tin Roof for lots of years―the current model used to be initially produced on the American Shakespeare competition in 1974 with the entire alterations that made Williams eventually claim the textual content to be definitive, and was once such a lot lately produced on Broadway within the 2003-04 season. This definitive version additionally contains Williams' essay "Person-to-Person," Williams' notes at the a variety of endings, and a brief chronology of the author's existence. considered one of America's maximum dwelling playwrights, in addition to a pal and colleague of Williams, Edward Albee has written a concise creation to the play from a playwright's standpoint, interpreting the candor, sensuality, energy, and impression of Cat on a sizzling Tin Roof then and now.

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