Sherlock Holmes : programs and ephemera, 1901-1994.


Sherlock Holmes : programs and ephemera, 1901-1994.

Programs, handbills, reviews, and advertising material for professional and amateur productions of Sherlock Holmes by William Gillette. The bulk of the material is from the Royal Shakespeare Company production which which premiered in 1974 at the Aldwych Theatre and starred John Wood as Holmes, Philip Locke as Moriarty, and Tim Pigott-Smith as Watson. In October, the production, with the same cast, began a U.S. run, first at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and then at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York. A touring version featured Leonard Nimoy as Holmes. Also included is material from the 1994 Shaw Festival in Ontario, as well as a number of additional professional, amateur, and college productions of the play. Of particular interest is an extensive article about Charlie Chaplin from Paris match magazine, which features a photograph of Chaplin as the Page in the original London production of the play.

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