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Plays by William Hooker Gillette: All the Comforts of Home, Secret Service, Sherlock Holmes (British and American Playwrights)

Wilmeth, Don B., Cullen, Rosemary

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ISBN 10: 0521240891 / ISBN 13: 9780521240895
Published by Cambridge University Press, 1983
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Title: Plays by William Hooker Gillette: All the ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 1983

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st Edition.

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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.

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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. This volume includes All the Comforts of Home (1890), Secret Service (1895) and Sherlock Holmes (1899).

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