'Methuen Drama's series...is consistently setting a high standard for a specialized market...(this) new release of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, edited by Philip C. Kolin, is a particularly representative example of what is best about Methuen s series. Kolin...takes full advantage of Methuen's stylistic template for the series, with excellent supporting sections... Students and teachers, not to mention theatrical practitioners, will find much to value in this well-constructed and moderately priced edition. With any luck, Methuen will continue to add titles to this series edited by scholars of Kolin's calibre.' --James Fisher, Broadside, June 2011
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About the Author
Tennessee Williams was born in 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi, where his grandfather was the episcopal clergyman. When his father, a travelling salesman, moved with his family to St Louis some years later, both he and his sister found it impossible to settle down to city life. He entered college during the Depression and left after a couple of years to take a clerical job in a shoe company. He stayed there for two years, spending the evening writing. He entered the University of Iowa in 1938 and completed his course, at the same time holding a large number of part-time jobs of great diversity. He received a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1940 for his play "Battle of Angels," and he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948 and 1955. Among his many other plays Penguin have published "Summer and Smoke "(1948), "The Rose Tattoo" (1951), " Camino Real" (1953), "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1955), "Baby Doll "(1957), "Orpheus Descending" (1957), "Something Unspoken" (1958), "Suddenly Last Summer "(1958), " Period of Adjustment" (1960), " The Night of the Iguana" (1961), " The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore "(1963), and "Small Craft Warnings "(1972). "Tennessee Williams died in 1983."
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