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Sherlock Holmes theatre

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle; William Gillette; Yuri Rasovsky; Martin Jarvis; Kristoffer Tabori
Publisher: Ashland, Or. : Blackstone Audiobooks, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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In the Napoleon of crime, Professor Moriarity plots with would-be blackmailers to have Holmes killed. And the normally love-proof Holmes falls for an exceptional woman. The play was co-authored by the American matinee idol William Gillette, who played the title sleuth. A smash hit from the beginning, the play remained in Gillette's repertoire until he retired more than thirty years after its premiere.
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Mystery plays
Drama
Named Person: Sherlock Holmes; John H Watson, (Fictitious character); Sherlock Holmes; John H Watson, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Conan Doyle; William Gillette; Yuri Rasovsky; Martin Jarvis; Kristoffer Tabori
ISBN: 0786180927 9780786180929 0786179910 9780786179916
OCLC Number: 58432570
Notes: At head of title: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's.
Compact discs.
Duration: 4:30:00.
Performer(s): Read by Martin Jarvis (Sherlock Holmes) and Kristoffer Tabori (Dr. Watson) and a full cast.
Description: 5 sound discs (4 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Sherlock Holmes / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ; William Gillette --
The speckled band / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle --
Ghastly double murder in famed detective's flat / Yuri Rasovsky.
Other Titles: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes Theatre
Responsibility: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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In the Napoleon of crime, Professor Moriarity plots with would-be blackmailers to have Holmes killed. And the normally love-proof Holmes falls for an exceptional woman. The play was co-authored by the American matinee idol William Gillette, who played the title sleuth. A smash hit from the beginning, the play remained in Gillette's repertoire until he retired more than thirty years after its premiere.

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.

When Holmes turned fifty, he retired and became a beekeeper, creating a crisis for his friend Watson, whose income derived from the Holmes stories he contributes to the Strand magazine. Further, the doctor owes money to mobsters who want either their cash or his blood. The surprising upshot is, as the headlines proclaim, a Ghastly double murder in famed detective's flat, a one-act comedy by producer-director Yuri Rasovsky, here receiving its audiobook premiere.

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