10A Actors, Performances and Recordings -- Criticism (50)

1. "Pulp Fiction in Bangladesh: Super Spies and Transplant Authors." World Literature Today 82, no. 3 (2008): 39-42.

Inlcudes a passing reference to Doyle. "...The 1960s generation and the ones that followed were not the first to flock to thrillers in the Bangla language. Going back to the late 1800s, Bengal has a tradition of crime fiction. The mystery genre known here as rohossho also includes horror stories, pretty much anything that can’t be explained by simple logic and reason. A century ago, inspired by the arrival of Conan Doyle’s books in Calcutta, a local writer created a fictional character known as Sorolakkho Hom...."

2. Barnes, Alan. Sherlock Holmes on Screen : the complete film and TV history. 5th, Rev. and updated ed. Richmond: Reynolds & Hearn, 2010.

Previous ed.: 2008.;

3. Brusic, Lucy McTeer, ed. Sherlock Holmes the detective & the collector : essays on the John Bennett Shaw Library. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Library, Special Collections and Rare Books, 1995.

Contents: Preface / Austin J. McLean -- Editor's note / Lucy M. Brusic -- John Bennett Shaw : A remembrance / Thomas L. Stix Jr. -- Labryinths : the worlds of Sherlock Holmes / Lawrence Frank -- Holmes by any other name : translating the Sherlock Holmes stories / Nils Nordberg -- Holmes and Watson among the scholars : when the game is really afoot / J. Randolph Cox --The writings about the writings : being a requiem for the great game / David L. Hammer -- Turn the dial to Sherlock Holmes on radio / William Nadel -- I see Sherlock everwhere : Holmes on film / Jennie C. Paton -- If it sticks to the ceiling it must be done : the Holmes pastiche / Robert Brusic -- Elementary Holmes : Sherlockian children's literature / Ruth Berman -- Sherlock Holmes meets Batman : the great detective in American comic books / Charlotte A. L. Erickson (cont.) Contents: The Art and craft of Sherlock Holmes, and I don't mean detection / Derham Groves -- I never believed there was a society such as yours : Sherlockian Societies / Peter E. Blau -- Contributors. Includes bibliographical references. ;

4. Chadwick, Peter. "Review--'Sherlock Holmes: The Last Act' by David Stuart Davies." The Ritual, no. 24 (1999): 56-58.

5. Chevallier, Jim. "The Spoken Word: Writers. Historic Recordings of Writers Born in the 19th Century (review)." Libraries & Culture 40, no. 1 (2005): 98-100.

Review of The Spoken Word: Writers. Historic Recordings of Writers Born in the 19th Century. Compiled by Steve Cleary, Richard Fairman, and Toby Oakes. London: British Library, 2003. CD-ROM. GBP9.95. ISBN 0-7123-0516-5. Includes a reference to Doyle and Holmes. "...To a modern American ear most of the voices in this collection share a cultured but bland upper-class English inflection. There are some vivid exceptions: Conan Doyle's slight Scottish burr, James Joyce's dense music, Agatha Christie's down-to-earth exposition, and Noel Coward's theatrical yet distinctive diction. Overall, though, this is not one of those spoken word collections that offer rich auditory pleasures. Still, the content is well chosen and nicely varied. Roughly half the writers read from (or, in Coward's case, perform) their own work. The others offer ideas about writing or other subjects that are, in general, succinct and enlightening. Bernard Shaw begins with an account of the touring companies that were his early bread and butter. Arthur Conan Doyle follows, first with the relatively well-known story of how a medical professor inspired Sherlock Holmes, then with reflections on how Holmes changed not only the mystery genre but also forensics...."

6. Coleman, Peter. "Review--'The Unopened Casebook of Sherlock Holmes' BBC Radio Five." The Ritual, no. 11 (1993): 31-33.

7. Cook, William. "Holmes, sweet Holmes." New Statesman 131, no. 4602 (2002): 31.

Discusses the success experienced by film adaptations of books on Sherlock Holmes. Main attraction of the silent films on Sherlock Holmes played by Eille Norwood; Actors who played the role of Sherlock Holmes; Overview of film adaptations of books.

8. Coules, Bert. "Review--Sherlock Holmes Screen and Sound Guide by Gordon E. Kelly." The Ritual, no. 15 (1995): 52-53.

9. Cunneen, Joseph. "An absorbing girls' story, two plots less convincing." National Catholic Reporter 34, no. 5 (1997): 18.

Reviews three motion pictures including 'Fairy Tale: A True Story'. Includes reference to Doyle and Holmes. "...Even better, 'Fairy Tale' follows the case on which it was based by having Gardner pass them on to Arthur Conan Doyle (Peter O'Toole) who, known to all as the creator of the super-logical Sherlock Holmes, had lost his son in the war and become an ardent spiritualist. Doyle in turn was a close friend of the skeptical Houdini, who is shown exposing a seance as an elaborate hoax...."

10. Davies, David Stuart. "Review--A Sound Achievement: a consideration of Radio Four's Sherlock Holmes series." The Ritual, no. 15 (1995): 40-44.

11. ———. "Review--Penguin Audio Tapes: 'Four Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' read by Douglas Wilmer, 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' read by Freddie Jones." The Musgrave Papers, no. 8 (1995): 107.

12. ———. "Review--'Peter Cushing: The Gentle Man of Horror and His 91 Films' by Deborah Del Vecchio and Tom Johnson." The Ritual, no. 12 (1993): 39.

13. ———. "Review--'Sherlock Holmes, The Speckled Band and The Illustrious Client' BBC Video." The Musgrave Papers, no. 9 (1996): 132-133.

14. ———. "Review--'The Return of Sherlock Holmes,' a play by J. E. Harold Terry and Arthur Rose." The Ritual, no. 13 (1994): 48-49.

15. ———. "Review--The Return of Sherlock Holmes, BBC Radio Four." The Ritual, no. 11 (1993): 28-31.

16. ———. "Review--'The Sherlock Holmes Video,' Countryside TV Productions." The Ritual, no. 15 (1995): 57.

17. ———. "'The Television Sherlock Holmes' by Peter Haining." The Ritual, no. 13 (1994): 52.

18. Davies, David Stuart, and Kathryn White. "'Port and Lemon' by John Cargill Thompson." The Ritual, no. 14 (1994): 53.

19. Earnshaw, Tony. "Review--'The Man Who Became Sherlock Holmes' by Terry Manners." The Ritual, no. 19 (1997): 67.

20. Godden, Lynne. "Review--Four Sherlock Holmes Stories read by Douglas Wilmer." The Ritual, no. 15 (1995): 45-46.

21. Goodrich, William D. "Book review--'Sherlock Holmes: Screen and Sound Guide' by Gordon E. Kelly." Baker Street Miscellanea, no. 76 (1994): 50.

22. Haasse, Holger. "Review--'Der Hund von Baskerville (1937)'." The Ritual, no. 21 (1998): 60-64.

23. Hall, John. "Review--'Bending the Willow: Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes' by David Stuart Davies." The Ritual, no. 18 (1996): 65-70.

24. ———. "Review--'His Last Bow' BBC Radio Four." The Ritual, no. 13 (1994): 40-43.

25. Hargreaves, David. "Review--'The Mask of Moriarty' by Hugh Leonard." The Ritual, no. 21 (1998): 58-59.

26. Howlett, Anthony. "Review--The Hound of the Baskervilles (1932)." The Musgrave Papers, no. 6 (1993): 104-107.

27. Hunter-Purvis, Mark. "Review--'Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in Edinburgh' by Charles Hall and Peter Blythe." The Ritual, no. 15 (1995): 55.

"Offers interesting discussions of Sherlockian and Doylean plays performed in Edinburgh (mostly during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe), Conan Doyle's speeches and lectures in Edinburgh, and memorials to him in Edinburgh, with amusing artwork by Hall."

28. Jancovich, Mark. "The Meaning of Mystery: Genre, Marketing and the Universal Sherlock Holmes Series of the 1940s." Film International 5, no. 17 (2005): 34-45.

29. Johnson, Roger. "Review--'The Valley of Fear' dramatized by Bert Coules." The Ritual, no. 19 (1997): 61-63.

30. Jordan, Anne. "Review--'Sherlock Holmes and the Crucifer of Blood' by Paul Giovanni." The Ritual, no. 11 (1993): 43-45.

31. ———. "Review--'The Seven Per-Cent Solution' adapted by Denny Martin Flinn from Nicholas Meyer's Novel." The Ritual, no. 11 (1993): 34-36.

32. Kael, Pauline. "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes." New Yorker 81, no. 35 (2005): 30-30.

Reviews the motion picture "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes," directed by Billy Wilder, starring Robert Stephens.

33. Keefauver, Brad. "Review--'Angels of Darkness, A Drama in Three Acts' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle." The Holmes & Watson Report 6, no. 1 (2002): 32-33.

34. Macnab, Geoffrey. "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (Film)." Sight & Sound 14, no. 8 (2004): 77-77.

Reviews the DVD videodisc release of the motion picture "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes," directed by Billy Wilder and starring Robert Stephens.

35. Masters, Rosalind. "Review--'The Hound of the Baskervilles' Harper Collins Audio Book read by Tony Britton." The Ritual, no. 11 (1993): 36.

36. Michael, Patrick. "Review--'Ronald Howard as Sherlock Holmes in 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'; Two Original Drawing Room Plays--'The Case of the Violent Suitor' and 'The Case of the Impromptu Performance'." The Ritual, no. 28 (2001): 59-60.

37. ———. "Review--'Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace'." The Ritual, no. 27 (2001): 53-55.

38. ———. "Review--'Starring Sherlock Holmes' by David Stuart Davies." The Ritual, no. 28 (2001): 57-58.

39. ———. "Review--'The Hound of the Baskervilles' Second Sight Video." The Ritual, no. 24 (1999): 59-61.

40. Randi, James. "Fairies, frauds, & fuss." Skeptic 5, no. 3 (1997): 10.

Reviews the motion picture 'Fairy Tale: A True Story,' from Paramount Studios. Includes multiple references to Doyle and a photograph of Doyle and Houdini.

41. Rebello, Stephen. "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking." Advocate, no. 949 (2005): 64.

Reviews the television program 'Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking' directed by Simon Cellan Jones and starring Rupert Everett.

42. Richards, Jeffrey. "Review--'221 BBC: Writing for the World's First Complete Dramatised Canon' Musgrave Monograph Nine, by Bert Coules." The Ritual, no. 23 (1999): 50-52.

43. Saint-Joanis, Thierry, Alexis Barquin, and Pierre Bannier. Sherlock Holmes, (Collection Héros, 6). Pézilla-la-Rivière: DLM, 1997.

21 cm.;

44. Spencer, Charles. "Hysterical, my dear Watson." The Daily Telegraph (London), April 18, 2007: 30.

Charles Spencer reviews The Hound of the Baskervilles at The Duchess Theatre.

45. Sprague, Bill. "Sherlock Holmes : Deducing a Character." The New York Times, February 1, 2009: 4.

"To the Editor: Re "Is That You, Sherlock?" by Sarah Lyall [Jan. 25]: I would have thought it impossible to write an extensive piece about a dramatization of Sherlock Holmes without mentioning Jeremy Brett. He appeared on the television series, but he certainly set the standard by which the portrayal of the character must be judged. The notion of Holmes as a 19th-century James Bond is disconcerting....Holmes is a respectable Victorian with values appropriate to his situation. He is certainly a respecter of British institutions but hardly a stodgy person; in fact he's rather eccentric, as Watson's accounts make clear. He appreciates classical music and is a good violinist. He's also skilled in the arts of self-defense and is proficient with firearms. If Sherlock Holmes morphs into Jack Bauer, we Baker Street Irregulars camp followers will be disappointed."

46. White, Kathryn. "Review--'His Last Bow and other Stories' read by Martin Jarvis." The Ritual, no. 14 (1994): 61.

47. ———. "Review--'Sherlock Holmes, The Musical'." The Ritual, no. 11 (1993): 46-48.

48. ———. "Review--'The Last Vampyre' screenplay by Jeremy Paul and 'The Eligible Bachelor' screenplay by Trevor Brown." The Ritual, no. 11 (1993): 37-42.

49. ———. "Review--The Making of Sherlock Holmes, The Royal Television Society, Granada TV, Manchester." The Ritual, no. 13 (1994): 37-39.

50. ———. "Review--The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Granada Television, 7 March-11 April 1994." The Musgrave Papers, no. 7 (1994): 104-115.

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