[Ads-l] "Elementary my dear Watson"

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Sun Jul 24 15:47:00 UTC 2016

> It would be nice to find evidence of Gillette using the line in his 1899
> play, perhaps from a review. -- Christopher Philippo
> Is there a script available? Perhaps via Gillette Castle in CT? --- Amy
> West

Decades ago the Readex company released a set on Microprint called
*English and American Drama of the Nineteenth Century*.  As I recall, it
included unpublished playscripts -- might be worth checking.  It was
arranged by playwright, so if a writer other than Gilbert was credited,
that would be a complication.  I doubt that the collection was bought by
many libraries, and it is not one that has been digitized by Readex.


George A. Thompson
The Guy Who Still Looks Stuff Up in Books.
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998..

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