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Шерлокъ Хольмсъ въ Петербургѣ

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N. G. Seversky on the cover of "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theaters, 19 november 1906)

Шерлокъ Хольмсъ въ Петербургѣ (Sherlock Holmes in Saint Petersburg) is a Russian play in 3 acts performed at Ekaterininsky Theater (Saint Petersburg, Russia) between november-december 1906, starring N. G. Seversky as Sherlock Holmes.



Plot summary

Act one: in the house of count Slobodsky, a blue diamond jewellery that belonged to the countess has disappeared. A search turned out useless, and the count decided to call the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. He is greeted at the Warsaw train station. A bunch of guys pass by. Baron von Zet appears - he has a meeting with the countess. It appears that baron von Zet is involved with the jewellery's disappearance: the countess gave it to him to pay off her the huge cards' debt. A sudden appearance of Sherlock Holmes, who has already been in Saint Petersburg for a week.

Act two: a ball-mascarade held by count Slobodsky. Sherlock Holmes’ sessions. He deduces that the jewellery is hidden in the mansion. He goes through a number of disguises and that way proves his ideas. In order to find out the secret spot, he simulates a fire. The unmasked baron Zet orders his accomplices to kill Sherlock. The attempt is unsuccessful. During the fire the jewellery is found: the secret was accidentally disclosed by the countess herself. But it appears that the diamonds were taken out and replaced by fake ones.

Act three: baron Zet goes to a thieves' resort "Red Pub". The diamons are held there in moneylender Owl's hands. In order to get money from the countess, baron calls her into the pub to get the diamonds. Sherlock in disguise gets into the pub, solves all baron's crimes and hands him over to police, returning the diamonds back to their owner.


Cast

Cast published in "Овозрехие Театровъ" (Review Theatres,12 november 1906, p. 12)
Cast published in "Овозрехие Театровъ" (Review Theatres, 22 november 1906, p. 8)
  • Sherlock Holmes : N. G. Seversky (Н. Г. Сѣверскій), Gudara (Гудара)
  • Count Sloboda : Tokarsky (Токарскій)
  • Countess Mona Slobodskaya : F. D. Barvinskaya (Ф. Д. Барвинская)
  • Baron von Zet : Svetlanov (Свѣтлановъ)
  • Elvira : S. L. Svetlova (С. Л. Свѣтлова)
  • Reporter #1 : Ladrat (Ладратъ)
  • Reporter #2 : Orlovsky (Орловскій)
  • Grobilov : Ulikh (Улихъ)
  • Grabiantsa : Valerianov (Валеріановъ)
  • Agent #1 : Borchenko (Борченко)
  • Agent #2 : Sergeev (Сергѣевъ)
  • Sychikha, brothel manager : Varlamova (Варламова)
  • Tramp #1 : Kursky (Курскій)
  • Tramp #2 : Rakitin (Ракитинъ)
  • Cocotte #1 : Konstantinova (Константинова)
  • Cocotte #2 : Rayskaya (Райская)
  • Station Master : Ivanov (Ивановъ)
  • Nervous Man : Rakitin (Ракитинъ)
  • Impressario : Mikhaylov (Михайновъ)
  • Italian Tenor : Aleksanderovsky (Александровскій)
  • Watchman : Mikhaylenko (Михайленко)
  • Count's Footman : Gursky (Гурскій)
  • Constable : Gorelov (Горѣловъ)
  • Newsboy : Bazilevich (Базилевичъ)


Crew

  • Director : M. A. Poltavtsev (М. А. Полтавцевъ)
  • Music Conductor : A. K. Pauli (А. К. Паули)


Known Performances

Date Performance S.H. Actor Director Source
Fri 03 nov 1906 3rd M. A. Poltavtsev [1]
...
Sun 12 nov 1906 12th N. G. Seversky " [2]
Mon 13 nov 1906 13th " " [3]
Tue 14 nov 1906 14th " " [4]
Wed 15 nov 1906 15th " " [5]
Thu 16 nov 1906 16th " " [6]
Fri 17 nov 1906 17th " " [7]
Sat 18 nov 1906 18th " " [8]
Sun 19 nov 1906 19th " " [9]
...
Mer 22 nov 1906 21th Gudara " [10]
Fri 24 nov 1906 24th Gudara " [11]
...
Sun 03 dec 1906 N. G. Seversky [12]
...
Thu 28 dec 1906 [13]


Sources

  1. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theaters, 3 november 1906, p. 2)
  2. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theaters, 12 november 1906, p. 12)
  3. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theaters, 13 november 1906, p. 12)
  4. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theaters, 14 november 1906, p. 12)
  5. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theaters, 15 november 1906, p. 12)
  6. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theaters, 16 november 1906, p. 12)
  7. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theaters, 17 november 1906, p. 12)
  8. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theaters, 18 november 1906, p. 10)
  9. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theaters, 19 november 1906, p. 10)
  10. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theaters, 22 november 1906, p. 8)
  11. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theaters, 24 november 1906, p. 8)
  12. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theaters, 3 december 1906, p. 7)
  13. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theaters, Christmas 1906, p. 12)





  • Acknowledgment: Alexander Orlov.

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