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“The Great Detective”

In recent years, plays about the Master have abounded. Roger Johnson’s “The Great Detective” is, however, far superior to most of these efforts because it is firmly grounded in Canonical and Doylean reality. Instead of putting words in Holmes and Watson’s mouths that they would have never said or turning Holmes into a 20th century neurotic, Johnson constructs his play primarily from Watson’s and Doyle’s own words -- an ingenious interweaving of portions of several cases and excerpts from Doyle’s writings.
While experienced Sherlockians will find no surprises in the script, they will appreciate its clever construction and delight in the magic of Holmes, Watson, and Doyle. For novices, the play is a superb introduction to the joys of the Canon and should motivate them to delve more deeply into the Sacred Writings.
This play is ideal for production at the scion society level. Although there are a multitude of parts, only six actors are required -- three of each sex.

Order your copy from:

The Pyewacket Press
Mole End, 41 Sandford Road
CM2 6DE United Kingdom.

The cost postpaid is $8 or £4. Sterling cheques should be payable to Roger Johnson and U.S. dollar checks to Jean Upton.