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Quick Guide: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams is a Four Act play. It was first enacted in 1955. The play was produced by the Playwrights’ Company.

It is known as one of the best known plays written by Tennessee Williams, and it is also said to be the author’s favourite.

The play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955.

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” is set in a plantation home in the Mississippi Delta. The place belongs to Big Daddy Pollitt. He happens to be a very rich cotton tycoon.

The play explores the relationships among the members of Big Daddy’s family. He happens to be close to his son Brick and his son’s wife Maggie, the ‘Cat’ in the play.

Quick Guide: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Plot Summary
Chapter Three: Characters
Chapter Four: Complete Summary
Act I
Act II
Act IV
Chapter Five: Critical Commentary

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