Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
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I have always loved the movie with Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman thus decided to find out if the play was similar and was surprised at two major differences....(view spoiler)[Maggie did not sleep...more
عنوان: گربه روی شیروانی داغ - متن کامل نمایشنامه در سه پرده؛ نویسنده: تنسی ویلیامز؛ مترجم: مرجان بخت مینو؛ کرج، مینو، 1380، در 160 ص، شابک: 9647487002؛ موضوع: نمایشنامه های نویسندگان امریکایی قرن 20 م
مگی میگوید: «میدانی من چه احساسی دارم؟ همیشه حس میکنم مثل یک گربه روی یک شیروانی داغ هستم.» بریک در پاسخ میگوید: «پس، از روی شیروانی بپر پایین مگی! گربهها از روی شیروانی میپرند پایین، و هیچ صدمه ای نمیبینند. این کار را بکن. بپر!» مگی میگوید: «بپرم کجا؟ به چه ...more
Brick is a thirty year old man. Not a fifteen year old boy. Yet he still doesn't know if he's gay or straight? I mean, come on! His se ...more
These are not people I would want to spend time with; they don't want to spend time with each other. The way Williams lets the anger, frustration, thwarted love, hat ...more
Rating: 5/5 stars, best of 2016
The plot: two brothers, Brick and Gooper, and their wives go to stay at their parents' plantation after they receive the news that their father 'Big Daddy' has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. The play follows their lives over course of just a single evening in Brick and his wife Maggie's bedroom.
I loved this play. Cat in a Hot Tin Roof drew me in straight away with the character of Maggie ('the cat.') I empathised with her, felt frustrated wi ...more
The first act slowly winds up to a very dramatic finish and tensions are racked up higher still in act 2. Then something strange happens - act 3 occurs twice! Williams has included his original draft of act 3 and the performance version, modified in response to the orig ...more
This is the story of one such family in cotton producing state. A rich family diseased with secrets and malcontent, happy children and connivin ...more
Our English teacher made us watch the movie in class when I was in high school, and I found it fantastic. So I went to read on several other Tennessee Williams plays after that, but for an unknown reason, I never got to this one. I finally corrected this.
It's quite a different experience to watch the movie and read the play. Both are great, but reading the play adds to ...more
Todas aquellas cosas que dicen que el autor expresa en esta 'obra maestra', no las encontré. Vi atisbos, pero no más que eso.
El nivel de critica es muy alto, eso seguro, se sobre entiende, pero las etiquetas que le han puesto a esta obra son tan grandes que crean expectativas gigantes.
A lo mejor tengo que masticarla y digerirla otro poco para ver su grandeza, de momento brilla por su ausencia. Me pareció una lectura medianamente interesante, sobre una familia fals ...more
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof involves a lot of screaming, airy Southern talking, and weak and useless characters. I couldn't find a point in the play, and there is no moral to speak of unless it aims to convert a moneybag grubber into a Christian saint. The pages just keep going on and on ...more
- Margaret, Act 1
"Life has got to be allowed to continue even after the dream of life is - all - over..."
- Margaret, Act I
So here is Tennessee Williams coming out, with his customary rage and insight. And darkness.
Once again, I'm surprised. This is the most I've seen homosexuality dealt with, so far; EM Forster hinted at it, and there was Oscar Wilde, but it was all innuendo and shadows before. This feels very bold, and I ...more
That said, I kinda expected t ...more
Maggie, the title character, feels like she's a "cat on a hot tin roof." She is nervous, jumpy, lonely, and frantic from living with a man who acts indifferent to her. She wants to be loved and desired by ...more
This is a loud, loud play, with people practically screaming and shouting and overlapping others' words with their own words. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is practically a mess, and it is an intended one, as everyone is at the end of the rope.
I feel all the time like a cat on a hot tin roof!
Maggie the Cat is a wife to Brick Pollit, the son of Big Daddy, "the biggest cotton-planner in Delta". Big Daddy is going to die of cancer (although no one dares to tell him his diagnosis) and this...caus ...more