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Tennessee Williams Play

 
 
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By Steve Masler, August 17, 2015
1. Untitled Tennessee Williams Marker Marker
Inscription. In the spring of 1935 while visiting his grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. Walter Dakin, at 1917 Snowden, Tennessee Williams first encountered Chekhov in Southwestern's library and wrote his first produced play. "Cairo, Shanghai, Bombay." It was produced by the Garden Players July 12, 1935, at Rose Arbor, 1780 Glenview. Later, Williams wrote: "The laughter...enchanted me. Then and there the theatre and I found each other for better or worse. I know it's the only thing that's saved my life." Thus did the career of one of America's greatest playwrights begin.
 
Erected by The Memphis Arts Council and the Memphis Business Journal.
 
Location. 35° 9.326′ N, 89° 59.498′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of University Street and Snowden Avenue, in the median on University Street. Click for map. The marker is located in the median of University. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis TN 38112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Neely Mallory (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dedicated To The Memory of Southwestern Alumni Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice In World War II (about 700 feet
Untitled Tennessee Williams Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, August 17, 2015
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away); Fargason Fields (about 700 feet away); Rhodes College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Memphis Belle (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Overton Park Shell/The Levitt Shell At Overton Park (approx. mile away); Overton Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Memphis 13 / Springdale Elementary School (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Memphis.
 
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Also see . . .  Tennessee Williams - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 21, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Untitled Tennessee Williams Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, August 17, 2015
3. Untitled Tennessee Williams Marker Marker
Rhodes College entrance seen in background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on , by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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