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

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

Description

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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Details

Author(s)
Don B. Wilmeth, Rosemary Cullen
Format
Hardback | 286 pages
Dimensions
152 x 228mm | 575g
Publication date
31 May 1983
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0521240891
ISBN13
9780521240895