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

Plays by William Hooker Gillette: All the Comforts of Home, Secret Service, Sherlock Holmes

byDon B. Wilmeth, Rosemary Cullen

Paperback | May 31, 1983

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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.
Title:Plays by William Hooker Gillette: All the Comforts of Home, Secret Service, Sherlock HolmesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:May 31, 1983Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521284317

ISBN - 13:9780521284318

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All the Comforts of Home; Secret Service; Sherlock Holmes.