Everything you need to understand or teach Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was written in 1955 and earned Tennessee Williams his second Pulitzer
Prize. Written in a post-World War II America, many of the discussions in the play were at odds
with what the majority of American values. In the movie version of the play, all mentions and
allusions to homosexuality were removed, taking away a lot of the important context that
Tennessee Williams had intended. Still, the themes of homophobia and sexism have been
explored in depth due to the popularity of the stage version which was revised from the original
by Williams for the 1974 revival. The 1974 version is considered the “final edition” and is the
one examined in this study guide.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Lesson Plans contain 101 pages of teaching material, including: