By Amnon Kabatchnik

one of many world's foremost fictional characters, Sherlock Holmes first seemed in print in 1887. The detective was once featured in 4 novels and fifty six brief tales written by means of his author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. inside of a decade of his production Sherlock Holmes made his theatrical debut, first in a few vague productions and shortly within the celebrated play tailored via and starring William Gillette. in the course of the twentieth century and past, the fictitious detective featured in dozens of performs, let alone radio courses, motion pictures, and tv shows.

In Sherlock Holmes on Stage, Amnon Kabatchnik cites the numerous theatrical appearances of the nice detective on the grounds that his debut in a one-act musical satire in November 1893. Divided into 3 sections, this publication makes a speciality of performs written or cowritten through Conan Doyle, one-act productions, and performs written via different authors—either variations of the novels and tales or unique works. inside of those sections, every one access is prepared in chronological order and offers a plot synopsis, construction information, and different designated beneficial properties. a few entries determine vital actors and supply biographical sketches of the playwrights, in addition to these actors who made an enduring influence because the fictional sleuth. The e-book additionally contains numerous appendixes that concentrate on unique productions, performs that characteristic diversifications of the Holmes personality, and an inventory of performing editions.

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