Sherlock Holmes: A Comedy in Two Acts
October 4th, 2015 by Aldouspi

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Drama / Characters: 17 Male, 3 Female

Scenery: 5 interior Spaces

Incriminating letters written by a young European prince to the English girl he betrayed are in the hands of the dead girl's sister. She is in the clutches of a nefarious man. All this and Moriarty and Dr. Watson too.

"A prime evening of entertainment." N.Y. Daily News.

"Constant stage magic to delight the audience." Women's Wear Daily.

"A theatrical triumph ... one of the jolliest treats of the season." Christian Science Monitor.

"The most enjoyable show in town ... a great evening in the theater. I ... might find it difficult to like someone who did not love it." N.Y. Times.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 7
  • Series: Acting Edition
  • Paperback: 146 pages
  • Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.; 1st edition (June 1976)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 057361606X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0573616068
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces

Customer Reviews

Extremely Well Written and Enjoyable

6 people found this helpful.
 on October 4, 2016
By Bill Schools
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the Sherlock Holmes mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I am an avid reader of the Special Agent Pendergast novels by Lincoln and Child and these stories appear to me to be the precursor for the Pendergast novels. The character of Holmes in much the same as that of Pendergast albeit somewhat less aloof. They are very well written and I am not bothered by the somewhat antiquated English prose that are employed in these stories. In fact, I find that I am expanding my reading vocabulary because of it. The length of these mysteries are just long enough to read in one sitting and I've read one each night before retiring. The characters are unique and well-developed and add much color to these tales. The stories include just enough detail to support the plot logically but do not bog the reader down with unnecessay description. Because of my reading of these tales, I have sought out other gothic-type mysteries that I hope will continue in the genre of Sherlock Holmes, i.e. "The Father Brown Mysteries", "Wuthering Heights", etc.

Wonderful adventures.

9 people found this helpful.
 on August 25, 2012
By Bob Hoskins
Some 560+ pages in length, encompassing 12 adventures and 11 memoirs, this is a fantastic book. The hardback version from Sterling Classic has a nice dust cover and a sash built into the spine to use as a book mark.

My favorite book of all time!

7 people found this helpful.
 on October 29, 2013
By Jenniferlll
I only got around to reading Sherlock Holmes this year, despite it being a classic must-read. I only really knew Holmes by the campy movies, with his silly hat, tweed coat and magnifying glass. It wasn't until the movies starring Robert Downey Jr came out that I began to gain interest. I watched the first film, and was surprised by how engaging it was. Then the second came out, and became one of my favorite movies. I started looking for new things involving Sherlock Holmes, and I realized...I had never read any of the books. So I picked up the book, read the first story, and fell in love.

It is elementary my dear reader that Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective in all of world literature!

 on February 1, 2015
By C. M Mills
A foggy night in London as smoke and rain emanate from the beehive of Victorian London. A hansom cab is inhabited by consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and his chronicler Dr.John H. Watson. The creator of the Holmes canon is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) who gave up his medical practice for professional writing. Doyle wrote fifty-six Holmes short stories and four Holmes novels. The first two collections of Holmes stories are included in the The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

Welcome to the Asylum

8 people found this helpful.
 on January 4, 2010
By rantboi
A little background on me regarding Emilie Autumn: While I like a handful of songs from her "Opheliac" album, I'm a much bigger fan of her first album as a singer-songwriter, entitled "Enchant." Most of the songs on Opheliac are a little bit too angry for my taste, and I really prefer the acoustic violin over the electric one she uses on Opheliac. I also prefer her vocals from the Enchant era. Having said all that, once I heard that she had a book coming out dealing with bi-polar depression, suicide, and asylums in the Victorian era and now, I was excited. Then I found out the book was $50! After some hesitation, I decided to get it anyway because the subject matter is a major interest of mine.

Very enjoyable set of Holmes mysteries

2 people found this helpful.
 on September 14, 2011
By AmeliaAT
I downloaded this to have the "real" Kindle edition on my Kindle, though I had already downloaded Gutenberg's free version. (The Gutenberg version has a nice linked Table of Contents at the beginning that clicking "menu" and then "go to" and "table of contents" brings you to -- I'd rather have the easily accessible ToC. To get to the ToC for the Amazon download, you have to page back from the first story or page forward from the cover. It's odd that "go to" does not work for the official Kindle version but does for the Gutenberg mobi download.)

A great collection of Sherlock Holmes' short stories.

 on June 27, 2013
By Joseph J. Truncale
I admit to being a fan of the great detective Sherlock Holmes. I had read several of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's books on Sherlock Holmes and this one (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)is one of the very best. What makes this volume so appealing is that it has twelve wonderful short stories. Several of these stories are the best-known cases Sherlock Holmes and his loyal friend Dr. Watson has investigated. I just love the way Holmes always seems to amaze Dr. Watson with his excellent attention to detail, which is a skill all good detectives must develop if they are to succeed in being a good investigator.

Fun and entertaining read

7 people found this helpful.
 on May 5, 2010
By Jessss
The adventures that this one includes is A Scandal in Bohemia, The Red-Headed League, A Case of Identity, The Boscombe Valley Mystery, The Five Orange Pips, The Man with the Twisted Lip, The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, The Adventure of the Speckled Band, The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb, The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor, The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet, and The Adventure of the Copper Beeches. The flow of it was easy to follow and even being in the dark and coming into a story midstride sometimes was well thought through. You don't feel bogged down with too many details, nor do you feel left out of some. At first I didn't like not getting some descriptions before hand, but I know including them would only have cluttered the writing with too many details.

Thoroughly Enjoyed!

 on November 21, 2016
By L.J. O'Neal
I read most of this book while quietly listening to an instrumental music background . When I reached the last story, I realized that I could have been listening to the narration of this book. Duh! So, I listened to the British narrator read the last story (...The Copper Beeches) and his voice brought it to life (even more so). I definitely recommend this book to others . After all , the collection is classic.

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