The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Apr. 4, 1955

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (by Tennessee Williams) shows again what potentialities its author has and demonstrates what power. But it remains a demonstration rather than an achievement. There is no question how hard Williams can hit, or how vividly he can write, or that, in a theater full of feigned and borrowed emotions, his are honestly hot and angry. But his own feelings, often intemperate, work against him. Perhaps it is the revenge of an age of violence on those who mirror it, that they should themselves seem violent where they mean to be intense, should too often mistake...

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