Monday, October 21, 2013

The Speckled Band -- October 21, 2013

This set of theater ads from the 05-December-1910 New York Tribune shows that two Sherlock Holmes plays were running at the same time.  William Gillette had revived his own play Sherlock Holmes and Lewis S Stone, who later played Judge Hardy, appeared as Sherlock Holmes in The Speckled Band, adapted by Arthur Conan Doyle himself.  I have not been able to find much more about this production, so it may not have been a success.  HA Saintsbury had appeared in the play in Britain with great success.  William Gillette was making one of many farewell appearances in his play. 

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