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Tennessee Williams (I)

University Street, Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 9' 19.126152", -89° 59' 30.037596"
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In the spring of 1935 while visiting his grandparents, the
Rev. and Mrs. Walter F. Dakin, at 1917 Snowden, Tennessee Williams first
encountered Chekhov in Southwestern's library, and wrote his first produced
play, “Cairo, Shanghai, Bombay.” It was performed 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 for 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.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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