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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the 1958 film

Here you can get the IMDB glimpse into the 1958 film version of Cat which starred Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the 1976 TV Production

Learn more about this TV version of Cat which featured Laurence Olivier as Big Daddy, Natalie Wood as Maggie, Robert Wagner as Brick, and Maureen Stapleton as Big Mama.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the 1985 TV Production

Like we said, this Cat had many lives, some more successful than others. This version of Cat featured Jessica Lange as Maggie and Tommy Lee Jones as Brick.

Audios

National Public Radio, All Things Considered: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
This radio piece aired on March 24th, 2005, and highlights the anniversary of Cat's premiere, offering some interesting history as well.

Images

Maggie puts on her stockings

This is a great pic of Elizabeth Taylor as Maggie the Cat.

Maggie

Ashley Judd as Maggie the Cat (on Broadway).

Ashley Judd and Jason Patric in Cat in 2003

Here's a picture of Ashley Judd and Jason Patric portraying Maggie and Brick.

Elizabeth Taylor in Her Famous Slip

A candid picture of Elizabeth Taylor

Anika Noni Rose and Terrence Howard in the 2008 Broadway Revival of Cat

Ms. Rose and Mr. Howard play Maggie and Brick respectively in the all-black revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Broadhurst Theater.

A Set Design for Cat

Check out one possible design for the play.

Paul Newman as Brick

Look at those baby-blue eyes.

Other

Love and Death in Tennessee Williams by John Fritscher

Here, you can read chapter 2 of Mr. Fritscher's book entitled, "Place and Time: Always Too Late to Moon Lake." You will get into the nitty gritty of the themes that appear in many of Tennessee Williams works.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Online

While we can't seem to find a copy of the text of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof online, this site gives you a temporary passport to flip through the pages of the play. There's a great introduction by Edward Albee (famous American playwright) that you won't want to miss.

A Basic Book Review of Cat

Go beyond plot summary, and get a sense of how critics respond to the play, where they find strengths and weaknesses, and what moments they most respond to.

The 12th Annual Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival

Yes, this online newsletter is four years old, but assume the role of archaeologist as you read a description of the festival. The newsletter is produced by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture out of that esteemed institution we hear so much about…Ole Miss.

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