Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

N.p. N.p., 1955. Vintage script for the 1955 Broadway play, which debuted at the Morosco Theatre on March 24 and ran for 700 performances. Copy belonging to an unknown crew member, with their holograph pencil annotations to virtually every page, noting stage blocking and deletions.

One of Tennessee Williams' most successful works, about the deeply dysfunctional family of a dying plantation owner on the Mississippi Delta. The play's triumph earned Williams the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and reestablished the playwright in the public eye after the painful failure of his 1953 play "Camino Real," also directed by Elia Kazan.

Williams made a substantial number of revisions and deletions to the third act before the play's debut upon the urging of Kazan, many of which were revised and restored to the script for its publication by New Directions later in 1955. The play underwent further revisions by Williams for its 1974 revival in Stratford, Connecticut.

Set in Mississippi.

Red titled Hart Stenographic Bureau wrappers. Title page present, with credits for playwright Tennessee Williams, stamped "To be returned to SAMUEL FRENCH Play Brokers "25 West 45th St., N.Y". 129 leaves, with last page of text numbered 3-33. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good, bound with two silver brads.

[Book #151880]

Price: $9,500.00