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The Secret Of Sherlock Holmes

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  30 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Paperback, 55 pages
Published August 1st 1996 by Players Press (U.K.) (first published December 1st 1991)
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Rena Sherwood
As far as I'm concerned, this play should be part of the Canon. This is a two-man play commissioned by the late great Jeremy Brett to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of A Study in Scarlet. Brett also helped write the play although he declined to be listed in the writing credits. Whenever possible, dialogue from Doyle was used.

This is not a mystery in the usual sense, but is a close look at the singular friendship between two Victorian men. It is an intense psychological drama
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Jenna
Feb 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The Secret of Sherlock Holmes is incredibly resonant of the Doyle canon. The characters are true and quite rounded for a work as short as this. When I finished reading, I found myself at first unable to separate the Holmes of Jeremy Paul's creation from the character to whom the name of Sherlock Holmes actually belongs. This is something I'll read many times more.
Playwright42
Aug 01, 2011 rated it it was ok
Remember everything you liked about sherlock? The cases, his likable qualities, the existence of plot? All of that gets chucked out the window in this play and is replaced by rambling. Sherlock (spoiler alert!) death for a good chunk of the play is the only mildly good part.
Melanie
LIstened to an audio recording of one 1989 performance with Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke. (Available here: http://www.jeremybrett.info/st_holmes...)
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