Episode 115: Sherlock Holmes and the Theater

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Summary: "we might appear to be two theatre-goers"  [CHAS]  Tim Greer, BSI ("The Ragged Shaw") joins us for this episode in which we explore some of the intricacies and challenges of producing Sherlock Holmes on the stage. For anyone who's been to a major gathering of Sherlockians in the last few years, Tim should be no stranger. From his home base in Memphis to 221B Con and the BSI Weekend, he's been seen in exquisite and faithful costumes inspired by William Gillette, Jeremy Brett an Basil Rathbone. Tim is an award winning Sherlockian, having been honored with the Beacon Award from the Beacon Society and the Morley Montgomery Award for the best article in the Baker Street Journal in 2014. Tim's specialty is the theater, and he shares his inspiration with us, ranging from the difficulty in physically portraying a cerebral character to the proper staging and set decoration of the sitting rooms at 221B Baker Street. Sherlock Holmes has been presented on stage in one way or another for 125 years and there continue to be many interpretations and inspirations ahead. Plus, a new Sherlock Holmes Brand ad and a special Easter egg.   And please consider joining our Patreon community. Your support helps us to ensure we can keep doing what we do, covering file hosting costs, production, and this year, transcription services. SponsorsThis episode includes our two longtime sponsors. Please support our sponsors by visiting their sites: Wessex Press, where you can find the complete Sherlock Holmes Reference Library by Leslie S. Klinger.The Baker Street Journal, where you can find inclusiveness, a repose from the busy world, and connections with like-minded individuals.  Would you care to become a sponsor? You can find more information here. Download [Save As] | File size 34.5 MB, 1:14:49 Notes1:33 Aging like a fine French wine 2:40 February is the cruelest month 6:40 What's going on over at Trifles 7:34 Wessex Press 8:50 Welcome to Tim Greer 11:20 Early inspirations 16:31 Turning toward the theater 19:15 "This may be controversial..." 29:30 One of the biggest challenges of portraying Sherlock Holmes 33:52 The influence of Jeremy Brett 37:26 The Baker Street Journal 39:34 Set design - from cartonniers to Moroccan tables 46:15 Bringing the sitting room to life on set 53:32 A stage production inspiring one of the original Sherlock Holmes stories 57:35 About that set from The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes... 1:04:04 Sherlock Holmes Brand spot 1:05:03 Other thoughts on Holmes and the theater 1:10:00 The game's afoot!1:10:47 Frozen Peas, Fish Fingers and Beef Burgers, oh my! LinksTrifles, our other showSherlock Holmes, starring Clive Brook (1932)Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street: A Life of the World's First Consulting Detective by William S. Baring-GouldFrank Langella as Sherlock HolmesJeremy Brett in Number 10Sherlockian Ice Bucket ChallengeCartonnier (filing cabinet)Design Decoded (commentary on Smithsonian article)Episode 73: Ken LudwigEpisode 10: The Secret of Sherlock HolmesOrson Welles Paul Masson outtakesOrson Welles at his finest Many more links, articles and images are available in our Flipboard magazine at  ihose.co/flipsherlock, as well as on the The Sherlock Holmes Community on Google+ (with over 4,100 members), as well as through our accounts on  Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Please subscribe to us on iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud, Stitcher or Spreaker and be kind enough to leave a rating or review for the show. And please tell a friend about us, in any fashion you feel comfortable. Your thoughts on the show? Leave a comment below, send us an email (comment AT ihearofsherlock DOT com), call us at (774) 221-READ (7323). --