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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof



The play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, by Tennessee Williams, was first produced in 1955. It was made into a feature film in 1958 and two made for television versions were aired in 1976 and 1985.


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PS3545 .I5365


Circulating Books

  • Bloom, Harold. ed. Modern Critical Interpretations:  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. 2002.

                         Call Number: PS3545 .I5365 C3734 2002

  • Crandell, George W. ed. The Critical Response to Tennessee Williams. 1996.

                         Call Number: PS3545 .I5365 Z616 1996

  • Griffin, Alice. Understanding Tennessee Williams. 1995.

                         Call Number: PS3545 .I5365 Z664 1995

  • Tischler, Nancy M. Student Companion to Tennessee Williams. 2000.

                         Call Number: PS3545 .I5365 Z853 2000

  • Williams, Tennessee. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. 1955.

                       Call Number: PS3545 .I5365 C37 1985

  • Bottoms, Stephen J. A Student Handbook to the Plays of Tennessee Williams. 2014. 
    • Call Number: PS3545.I5365 Z555 2014
  • Adler, Thomas P. Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire/Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    • Call Number: PS3545.I5365 Z55 2013



LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms-(Keywords Anywhere)

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Williams, Tennessee


Reference Materials

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism Call Number: REF PN771 .C59

o   Vol. 5, Pg. 499-501, 503-4,

o   Vol. 45, Pg. 444-46, 452-3, 455

o   Vol. 111, Pg. 377-8, 380, 384, 386, 388, 394, 408, 419, 422-4

  • Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised EditionCall Number: REF PN1625 .C68 2003

o   Vol.7, Pg.3628-31

  • Drama CriticismCall Number: REF PN1625 .D72

o   Vol. 4, Pg. 371-2, 383, 397, 404-9, 411-2, 415-6, 418, 423-5, 432

  • Drama for StudentsCall Number: REF PN1601 .D595

o   Vol.3, Pg.62-80

  • Masterplots 2nd Rev. Ed.Call Number: REF PN44 .M33 1996

o   Vol. 2,Pg. 999-1002

  • The Tennessee Williams Encyclopedia.Call Number: REF PS3545 .I5365 Z459 2004

o   Pgs. 29-36


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Films on Demand- Database 

  • Into the Post War Era (FULL VIDEO)
    • From Series: A Search for an American Voice in Theater
    • DESCRIPTION: This program considers the unique synergy between Method acting and poetic realism, as Ellen Adler and Tom Oppenheim, of the Stella Adler Conservatory, and author William Simon track the changes in American theater from pre– to post–World War II society. America’s newfound place on the world stage is spotlighted, along with the careers of Paul Robeson, Canada Lee, and Marlon Brando; milestone plays such as A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Bus Stop, and The Crucible; and the iconic stature of Times Square, the heart of New York’s mainstream theater. The program also sums up more than 200 years of American life as reflected by the theater that has shaped the nation’s cultural history. (30 MINUTES)
  • Williams and the Old South (SEGMENT)

    • From Title: Tennessee Williams and the American South

    • DESCRIPTION: Excerpts from Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" reflect the deterioration of the upper classes in the Old South. The model for the character Big Daddy is Williams' father.

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