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

One person 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.

My favorite book of all time!

2 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.

Wonderful adventures.

7 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.

Fun and entertaining read

6 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.

Not exactly elementary

5 people found this helpful.
 on March 3, 2012
By Souvik Mitra
I'm not exactly certain how many of us are reading these stories for the first time. Holmes & Watson form a most engaging pair as they set about solving mysteries. As always, these are mostly riveting.

Timeless classic, priceless entertainment

18 people found this helpful.
 on January 1, 2010
By jWigs
I picked up the Sherlock Holmes Complete Collection because my mom had already downloaded it and I was mildly curious. Holmes was the best book I've read in a while, definately my favorite in the Mystery genre.

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.


 on January 31, 2017
By Rose Leith
What can one say about Sherlock Holmes that hasn't been said long ago? Doyle created the quintessential detective, and most other fictional sleuths have been compared to him with Holmes coming out on top. It is a pleasure to reread these classic stories with The Hound of the Baskervilles being a particular favorite. As is often the case with Holmes, he doesn't seem to be close by, but of course he is in disguise, a disguise that Dr. Watson never penetrates. Holmes solves the case, and all the characters are safe and sound at the end. What more can one ask for? Thank you, Dr. Doyle, still doing your job a hundred years after breathing life into Sherlock Holmes.

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