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Шерлокъ Хольмсъ (play 1906-1907 with Boris Glagolin)

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Шерлок Холмс (Sherlock Holmes) is a Russian play written by F. Bohn, performed at Theatre of the Literary and Artistic Society (Small Theatre, Saint Petersburg, Russia) between 9 september 1906 and 1907 (around 50 performances), starring Boris Glagolin as Sherlock Holmes and I. T. Grigoriev as Dr. Watson.

There was also some performances in Hungerburg (Austria) and Narva-Joësuu (Estonia) in 1908. [1]

The play is an adaptation of the William Gillette's play : Sherlock Holmes (1899).

This is the first Russian play on stage with Sherlock Holmes. However, an adaptation of the Gillette's play was published in 1904 in Russia written by A. Bozengarda (А. Бозенгарда).



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Plot Summary

Doctor Watson and Mrs. Parbs are waiting for Sherlock Holmes. Disguised as a poor man, he comes out of the fireplace. He tells Watson that he has caught a trail of murderer lord Katogan. When Lady Katogan comes to him for an advice, Holmes pleads her to leave the area for some time. When her and Watson go away, Holmes places a doll near the window and hides. The doll falls, being shot by Moriani, and when he breaks into the flat, Holmes neatly gets hold of Moriani's revolver. The latter still manages to get away since he declares that Lady Katogan is in his hands, and if Holmes doesn't get back until 10pm, she will be killed. Moriani hold a ball and Holmes sneaks into there by dressing as Professor Sighton. Moriani gives Lady Katogan a will stolen from her husband, and, blackmouthing her in front of Holmes, leaves. Holmes pleads her [Lady Katogan] to run, but she pushes him away. Sherlock manages to get the will and leaves the ball. Act three: Moriani sets a meeting with Holmes in order to exchange the Lady for the will, but actually he decided to get rid of Holmes no matter what. Holmes, solving the plan, leaves, and dressed as one of Redheaded's band, frees the lady. Act four: at Sherlock Holmes'. Holmes, Watson and the lady are ready to have breakfast. Arrive Lestrade and Gregson tell them about Moriani's escape. Holmes wants to leave with the Lady and hires himself a new agent called O'Donnell. When the latter arrives, Sherlock recognises Moriani, and, pretending to be dead after Moriani's shot, quickly arrests him and hands over to police.


Cast

Cast published in "Овозрехие Театровъ" (Review of Theatres, 19 november 1906)
  • Sherlock Holmes : Boris Glagolin (Борис Сергеевич Глаголин) (Baratov (Баратовъ) as subsitute on 23 september 1906)
  • Dr. Watson : I. T. Grigoriev (И. Т. Григорьевъ)
  • Moriani : Bastunov (Бастуновъ)
  • Lady Katogan : Troyanova (Троянова)
  • Lestrade : N. P. Chubinsky (Н. П. Чубинский)
  • Gregson : N. N. Levashev (Н. Н. Левашебъ)
  • Parbs : Gorleva (Горлева)
  • Laura (Mrs. Mariani) : Poliakova (Полякова)
  • Madge : Nicolaev (Николаевъ)
  • Craigin : Kubalov (Кубаловъ)
  • Lord Chief Justice : Bykhoiets-Samarin (Быхоиецъ-Самаринъ)
  • Professor Johnson : Stepanov (Степановъ)
  • Bloomberg : Zotov (Зотовъ)
  • Young Man : Kozyrei (Козыреиъ)
  • Lady #1 : Salalina (Салалина)
  • Lady #2 : Toporskaya (Топорская)
  • Girl #1 : Grineva (Гринева)
  • Girl #2 : Kayreva (Каырева)
  • Boy : V. Karpov (В. Карповъ)
  • Jim : Kaysarov (Кайсаробъ)
  • Moriani gang member : Alexandrov (Александровъ)


Crew

  • Director : G. V. Glovatsky (Г. В. Гловацкий), E. P. Karpov (Е. П. Карповъ)
  • Playwright : F. Bohn (Ф. Бон)
  • Translation : V. V. Protopopov (В. В. Протопопов)


Known Performances

Review of the first performance in newspaper "Новое Время" (New Time, 9 september 1906, p. 4)
Review of performance with Baratov as Sherlock Holmes because Boris Glagolin was ill (New Time, 25 september 1906, p. 3)
Date Performance Director Source
Sat 9 sep 1906 1st [3]
Sun 17 sep 1906 [4]
Sat 23 sep 1906 [5]
Sun 5 nov 1906 [6]
Mon 13 nov 1906 31th G. Glovatsky [7]
Wed 15 nov 1906 32th " [8]
Sun 19 nov 1906 33th " [9]
Thu 23 nov 1906 34th " [10]
Mon 27 nov 1906 35th " [11]
Sun 03 dec 1906 36th E. P. Karpov [12]
Sat 16 dec 1906 " [13]
Fri 22 dec 1906 " [14]
Thu 28 dec 1906 " [15]
Thu 04 jan 1907 " [16]
Mon 08 jan 1907 " [17]
Sun 14 jan 1907 " [18]
Tue 16 jan 1907 " [19]
Sun 28 jan 1907 " [20]
Sun 04 fev 1907 " [21]


Sources

  1. "Театр и Искусство" (Theatre and Art, 27 july 1908 No. 30, p. 511)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Театр и Искусство" (Theatre and Art, 17 september 1906, p. 580-586)
  3. "Новое Время" (New Time, 9 september 1906, p. 4)
  4. "Театр и Искусство" (Theatre and Art, 17 september 1906, p. 38-39)
  5. "Новое Время" (New Time, 23 september 1906, p. 3)
  6. "Театр и Искусство" (Theatre and Art, 5 november 1906, p. 695)
  7. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theatres, 13 november 1906, p. 5)
  8. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theatres, 15 november 1906, p. 5)
  9. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theatres, 19 november 1906, p. 5)
  10. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theatres, 23 november 1906, p. 10)
  11. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theatres, 27 november 1906, p. 10)
  12. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theatres, 3 december 1906, p. 8)
  13. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theatres, 14 december 1906, p. 16)
  14. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theatres, 17 december 1906, p. 13)
  15. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theatres, Christmas 1906, p. 16-17)
  16. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theatres, 4 january 1907, p. 13)
  17. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theatres, 8 january 1907, p. 12)
  18. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theatres, 14 january 1907, p. 11)
  19. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theatres, 16 january 1907, p. 12)
  20. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theatres, 28 january 1907, p. 12)
  21. "Одозрѣніе Театровъ" (Review of Theatres, 4 february 1907, p. 16)






  • Acknowledgment: Alexander Orlov.

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