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Tennessee Williams

1911-1983

 

—Rainbow Honor Walk —

 
Tennessee Williams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 9, 2016
1. Tennessee Williams Marker
Inscription. Two-time Pulitzer prize winning dramatist whose powerful, timeless portraits of the human condition revolutionized American theatre and whose works are regularly revived

Tennessee Williams

 
Erected 2014 by Rainbow Honor Walk.
 
Location. 37° 45.703′ N, 122° 26.1′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Baldwin (a few steps from this marker); Oscar Wilde (within shouting distance of this marker); Jane Addams (within shouting distance of this marker); Castro Street Historical Timeline (within shouting distance of this marker); George Choy (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Woolf (within shouting distance of this marker); Tom Waddell (within shouting distance of this marker); Federico Garcia Lorca (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  About Tennessee Williams - PBS American Masters. He was brilliant and prolific, breathing life and passion into such
Tennessee Williams Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 9, 2016
2. Tennessee Williams Marker - Wide View
memorable characters as Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski in his critically acclaimed A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. And like them, he was troubled and self-destructive, an abuser of alcohol and drugs. He was awarded four Drama Critic Circle Awards, two Pulitzer Prizes and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He was derided by critics and blacklisted by Roman Catholic Cardinal Spellman, who condemned one of his scripts as “revolting, deplorable, morally repellent, offensive to Christian standards of decency.” He was Tennessee Williams, one of the greatest playwrights in American history.
(Submitted on September 22, 2016.) 
 
Additional keywords. LGBT
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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