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Plays by William Hooker Gillette : All the Comforts of Home, Secret Service, Sherlock Holmes - Don B. Wilmeth

Plays by William Hooker Gillette

All the Comforts of Home, Secret Service, Sherlock Holmes

Paperback Published: 13th June 1983
ISBN: 9780521284318
Number Of Pages: 288

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The American playwright and actor William Gillette is best remembered today for the role of Sherlock Holmes that he first created for the stage in 1899 and played for more than thirty years. Gillette also adapted foreign plays for the American stage and wrote strong melodramas and spy stories in which he frequently appeared himself. This volume includes All the Comforts of Home (1890), Secret Service (1895) and Sherlock Holmes (1899). Gillette's sure grasp of the keys to theatrical success, together with his technical innovations, makes him an interesting and important theatre figure. In his time, as playwright and player, he achieved a new combination of melodramatic suspense with a cool, understated acting style. These three plays represent the range of his dramatic talent.

All the Comforts of Home
Secret Service
Sherlock Holmes
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ISBN: 9780521284318
ISBN-10: 0521284317
Series: British and American Playwrights
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 13th June 1983
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.43