Play Analysis for Analytic ExercisesName:____William Junkin______________________________Date:__10/31/2019___**All questions on this form include terms that are available for reference on the Terms Handout. Be sure to refer to the Terms Handout when filling out all analytical forms**1) Title of the Play: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof2) Significance of the title? (What does the title refer to?) The title of the play refers to Maggie being as nervous as a cat on a hot tin roof.Genre3) Genre of play: drama, comedy, tragedy, farce, agit-prop, tragic-comedy, other (musical, melodrama, experimental, etc.) ___Drama____________Physical Setting4) Where is the play set? a) Place (e.g. Oedipus takes place in the palace in Thebes, Greece)? A no longerfunctional cotton plantation.b) Time (e.g. Oedipus takes place around 5thcentury B.C.)? 1950sPlot5) Plot Summary (3 – 5 sentences)Big Daddy has taken ill and Maggie wishes to have a child in order to secure his estate and inheritance. Through the course of the play, her husband, Brick, reveals his relationship with Skipper. The play comes to a climax with Brick’s secret being revealed as well as Big Daddy learning the truth about the severity of his illness.11
Precipitating Context/Material that comes forth in exposition (rising action)6) What is the inciting event?The inciting event is Big Daddy becoming ill and starting to die.7) Point of attack: early or late (circle one)Major Characters8) The Major Characterslist: For casting purposes, place an “L” next to leading roles an “S” next to supporting roles Maggie (L), Brick (L), Big Daddy (L), Big Mama (S), Gooper (S), Mae (S)Impelling Agent9) Which of the main characters acts as the Impelling Agentfor most of the play?MaggieDramatic Activity10) Choose a specific dramatic segment in the play, identify an important dramatic activity initiated by the impelling agent. What is the dramatic activity(i.e. baiting, shaming, etc.) that the character engages in?