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Gillette, William 1853-1937

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Most widely held works by William Gillette
Sherlock Holmes : a play by William Gillette( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two-act play featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson pitted against their arch-enemy, Professor Moriarty
Sherlock Holmes theatre by Arthur Conan Doyle( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the secret of the shocking death of poor Enid's sister? What did she mean by her dying words, "the speckled band? What danger does Enid face from the brutal Dr. Rylott? Only Holmes can scope out the answer and save the helpless girl from certain death. Sir Arthur adapted The speckled band (1910) from his own short story of that name. A stage success on three continents, the play hasn't received a professional revival for eighty-four years
Plays by William Gillette( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret service by William Gillette( Visual )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring Meryl Streep and John Lithgow in one of their earliest television appearances, this thriller tells the tale of a Union spy working to seize control of the telegraph office in Richmond, Virginia in 1864. But as suspicions rise, a trap is being set... Contains strong language and moderate violence
All the comforts of home by William Gillette( Book )

27 editions published between 1890 and 2017 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherlock Holmes; a play, wherein is set forth the strange case of Miss Alice Faulkner by William Gillette( Book )

14 editions published between 1900 and 1981 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript, with some alterations to the text in manuscript, marked for the part of Dr. Watson which was played by Richard Woods at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, September 4th and 5th, 1981
The five-act war drama, Held by the enemy, taking place in a southern city which has been captured and occupied by northern forces during the rebellion by William Gillette( Book )

21 editions published between 1880 and 2011 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American drama arranged in four acts and entitled Secret service : a romance of the Southern Confederacy by William Gillette( Book )

15 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret service; a romance of the southern Confederacy by William Gillette( )

18 editions published between 1896 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New National Theatre, W.H. Rapley, manager, T. Arthur Smith, treasurer. Mr. Charles Frohman presents Mr. Gillett's play in four acts, entitled "Secret Service," a romance of the Confederacy. Music for "Secret Service" written by William Furst, of the Empire Theatre, New York
A legal wreck by William Gillette( Book )

13 editions published between 1880 and 2011 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esmeralda, a comedy drama in four acts by Frances Hodgson Burnett( Book )

10 editions published between 1881 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to write a play; letters from Augier, Banville, Dennery, Dumas, Godinet, Labiche, Legouvé, Pailleron, Sardon and Zola by William Gillette( Book )

10 editions published between 1916 and 2016 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection compiles insight and advice from some of the world's most renowned playwrights, providing the perfect dose of inspiration for beginners and pros alike
Sherlock Holmes : the final adventure by Steven Dietz( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world's greatest detective has seemingly reached the end of his remarkable career when a case presents itself that is too tempting to ignore: The King of Bohemia is about to be blackmailed by a notorious photograph, and the woman at the heart of this crime is the famous opera singer, Irene Adler
Esmeralda by Frances Hodgson Burnett( )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At fifteen, she says, "I regretted that I was not a genius; at five and twenty, I rejoice that I made the discovery so early, and so gave myself time to become grateful for the small gifts bestowed upon me. Why should I eat out my heart with envy? Is it not possible that I might be a less clever woman than I am, and a less lucky one? "
The illusion of the first time in acting by William Gillette( Book )

8 editions published between 1915 and 2010 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherlock Holmes (1916) by Arthur Berthelet( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long considered lost until a complete dupe negative was identified in the vaults of La Cinémathèque française last year, this William Gillette film is a vital missing link in the history of Sherlock Holmes on screen. By the time it was produced at Essanay Studios in 1916, Gillette had been established as the world’s foremost interpreter of Holmes on stage—having played him approximately 1300 times since his 1899 debut. This newly-restored edition, thanks to the monumental efforts of both the San Francisco Silent Film Festival and La Cinémathèque française, represents the sole surviving appearance of Gillette’s Holmes on film. Presented with optional French and English intertitles and an original score composed and performed by Neil Brand, Guenter Buchwald, and Frank Bockius, Flicker Alley is honored to bring Sherlock Holmes onto Blu-ray and DVD for the first time ever. The film faithfully retains the play’s famous set pieces—Holmes’s encounter with Professor Moriarty, his daring escape from the Stepney Gas Chamber, and the tour-de-force deductions. It also illustrates how Gillette, who wrote the adaptation himself, wove bits from Conan Doyle’s stories ranging from “A Scandal in Bohemia” to “The Final Problem,” into an original, innovative mystery play. Film restorer Robert Byrne says, “It’s an amazing privilege to work with these reels that have been lost for generations. William Gillette’s Sherlock Holmes has ranked among the holy grails of lost film and my first glimpse of the footage confirms Gillette’s magnetism. Audiences are going to be blown away when they see the original Sherlock Holmes on screen for the first time.”
Too much Johnson : the three act farcical comedy by William Gillette( Book )

7 editions published between 1912 and 2003 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astounding crime on Torrington Road : being an account of what might be termed the Pentecost episode in a most audacious criminal career by William Gillette( Book )

4 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The painful predicament of Sherlock Holmes; a fantasy of one act by William Gillette( Book )

7 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three-act farcical comedy, To much Johnson by William Gillette( Book )

7 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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