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Signed Excerpt from his Pulitzer Prizewinning, Tony and Oscar nominated ?Cat on a Hot Tin Roof?
Typed Manuscript Signed ?Tennessee Williams / 1977,? one page, 8.25? x 11?. No Place, 1977. The opening of his ?Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,? for which he was awarded the 1955 Pulitzer Prize in Drama.Begins, ?ACT ONE As the rise of the curtain someone is taking a shower in the bathroom, the door of which is half open. A pretty young woman, with anxious lines in her face, enters the bedroom and crosses to the bathroom door.?MARGARET (Shouting above roar of water): One of those no-neck monsters hit me with a hot buttered biscuit so I have t?change! (Margaret?s voice is both rapid and drawling. In her long speeches she has the vocal tricks of a priest delivering a liturgical chant, the lines are almost sung, always continuing a little beyond her breath so she has to gasp for another. Sometimes she intersperses the lines with a little wordless singing, such as ?da-da-daaa!? (Water turns off and Brick calls out to her, but is still unseen. A tone of politely feigned interest, masking in
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