Bentley, Eric
April 1955
New Republic;4/11/55, Vol. 132 Issue 15, p28
Entertainment Review
The article discusses the play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." The cat of the title is the heroine, the roof her husband. The husband would like her to jump off, that is, find a lover. Driven by passions he neither understands nor controls and he takes to drink and envies the moon. The hot cat and the cool moon being the two thief symbols and points of reference in the play. The humor, though compulsively "dirty," is, by that token, pungent and, in its effect, rather original. The article points out that not all the characters are credible.


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