Marker near Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member cgeek
N 35° 09.324 W 089° 59.496
16S E 227486 N 3894375
Quick Description: An historical marker located near Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 5/2/2008 6:12:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM3PX5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
Views: 37

Long Description:
This untitled historical marker reads:

In the spring of 1935 while visiting hist 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, "Cario, 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 and for worse. I know it's the only thing that saved my life." Thus did the career of one of America's greatest playwrights begin.
Marker Name: In the Spring of 1935

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Person

Marker Number: None

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Memphis Arts Council and Memphis Business Journal

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