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Hidden Room Theatre's Houdini Speaks to the Living
In Houdini Speaks to the Living, Hidden Room Theatre resurrects two dead celebrities for a spirited battle
"...Harry Houdini, the famed escapist, wanted that. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, also wanted..."

Oct. 21, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Fairytale: A True Story
"...and celebrities -- including Harry Houdini (Keitel) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (O'Toole) -- descended upon the country house..."

Oct. 24, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Hidden Room Theatre's Houdini Speaks to the Living
In this drama featuring Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle, a debate on the talking dead springs to dramatic life
"...that Houdini was friends with Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – to engage in some dramatic sleight-of-hand...."

Oct. 28, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Robert Downey Jr. inhabits the role of Sherlock Holmes to a near-molecular level in this rushing whoosh of a follow-up to 2009's blockbuster.
"...Guy Ritchie's follow-up to his steampunky 2009 take on Arthur Conan Doyle's peerlessly curious antihero is a gorgeous shambles...."

Dec. 16, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Holmes & Watson
The Step Brothers bros get literary
"...This isn’t the first comedic take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved consulting detective and his loyal friend..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mr. Holmes
Ian McKellen plays Sherlock Holmes at 93, as his memory begins to fail
"...novel A Slight Trick of the Mind, which pictures Arthur Conan Doyle’s celebrated detective Sherlock Holmes in his retirement,..."

July 17, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sherlock Holmes
This movie reinvents the chilly, brainiac sleuth as a tortured genius and occasional backroom brawler, and Robert Downey Jr. almost makes the character work.
"..."ratiocinator" would lead directly to the creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "consulting detective" Sherlock Holmes some 46 years..."

Dec. 25, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes
For the serious Sherlockian, there is Leslie S. Klinger's Sherlock Holmes Reference Library, an exhaustive nine-volume survey of scholarship from Gasogene Press. For the rest of us – serious Sherlockians in the making – there is this mammoth two-volume set.
"...The New Annotated Sherlock Holmesby Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, edited by Leslie S. Klinger..."

Jan. 21, 2005 Books Review by Marrit Ingman

Holmes for the Holidays
Spend the yuletide at 221-B Baker Street, where the library is stocked with new books about Sherlock
"...Though Arthur Conan Doyle wrote his last Sherlock Holmes story in..."

Dec. 25, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Hound of the Baskervilles
Sherlock takes a comic turn in Penfold Theatre's three-actor spin on the Holmes mystery
"...gives a nod to the dark suspense in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original story, but beyond that, it's more..."

June 26, 2015 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Sherlock Holmes
As London's preternatural sleuth, John Barrymore broods through the producers' emphasis on his matinee-idol "Great Profile" even as his alcoholism continued tightening his sharp features
"...actor thrived before Hollywood bought him a castle. As Arthur Conan Doyle wrote, "Any attempt at recovering the bodies..."

June 26, 2009 Screens Review by Raoul Hernandez

Let There Be Light
After a $14 million facelift, UT's Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center is letting the light in, literally, through new windows across the front of the structure, and philosophically, through a new mission to give the public more opportunities to see and enjoy its astonishing accumulation of cultural treasures.
"...Study in Scarlet, the first Sherlock Holmes adventure, in Arthur Conan Doyle's own hand, and you're able to study..."

May 16, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Bedside Manner: The Never-Ending Battle
Fighting for truth, justice, and fewer books beside the bed
"...this case, the literary sleuth's sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's peerless master of detection was one of..."

Jan. 23, 2012 Books Post by Robert Faires

Passion Project
Fantastic Fest and its home base the Alamo Drafthouse have only gotten bigger, but its heart – pure and pulpy – stays the same
"...if it weren't for Poe. I was unaware that Arthur Conan Doyle got the inspiration for Holmes from reading..."

Sept. 24, 2010 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Martin Luther King Jr.'s influence on Star Trek, Harry Houdini's influence on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and more
"...Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were friends. Doyle thought Houdini had supernatural..."

June 19, 2009 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
"...the criminal world" because of his short stature. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle called Moriarty "The Napoleon of Crime," though..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Sherlock Holmes
John Carroll imbues the great detective with a gravitas true to Conan Doyle's creation
"...brings a gravitas to the stage true to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original character. While most conceptions portray Holmes..."

Feb. 27, 2009 Arts Review by Avimaan Syam

Romancing the Holmes
What inspired Sherry Thomas to turn Sherlock into Charlotte?
"...Sherlock series, you’re not just remixing cases from the Arthur Conan Doyle canon, you’re also crafting a mystery. Do..."

Oct. 2, 2018 Arts Post by Rosalind Faires

Sherry Thomas Is Our Lady of Crime Solving
The game's afoot in a very different way in the Lady Sherlock series by Austinite Sherry Thomas
"...a consulting career is a bit bumpier than in Arthur Conan Doyle's canon, but Charlotte's adventures are just as..."

July 13, 2018 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

The Hidden Room Theatre Is Working With a Presidential Assassin
Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, we reckon you’ll really enjoy the show
"...even, the contentious (and highly compelling) lecture-circuit posturings of Arthur Conan Doyle and the erstwhile Erich Weiss in Houdini..."

June 12, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Chronicle Recommends: Star Wars Actors in Non-Star Wars Films
Celebrate May the Fourth away from a galaxy far, far away
"...old when I first read the set of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories some family member had gifted me...."

May 3, 2018 Screens Post by Chronicle Film Staff

These New Crime Thrillers Make Killer Presents
Following the deadly stalkers through the stacks of Mulholland
"...Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. It’s an homage that Arthur Conan Doyle himself would likely disavow in flustered indignation,..."

Nov. 30, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The One Thing That Even Houdini Couldn’t Escape
Cooking class reveals arcane secrets of chicken paprikash and more
"...temporarily bringing the former Ehrich Weisz – and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – back to life.]..."

Oct. 13, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily
Austin Playhouse's Sherlockian pastry may be light, but Jason Newman's Great Detective is seriously good
"...across as believable as required by this mash-up of Arthur Conan Doyle's "A Scandal in Bohemia" and dear Oscar's..."

Dec. 5, 2014 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Welcome to 'Sherlock,' Where Everything's Made Up and the Deaths Don't Matter
The finale no one saw coming
"...blackmailing, fireplace-peeing Charles Augustus Magnussen (surname changed from the Arthur Conan Doyle canon presumably because it's considerably more menacing..."

Feb. 3, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Dearly Beloved
'Sherlock' takes us inside the hearts and minds of its cast
"...since the show began, practically. People who know the Arthur Conan Doyle canon knew that John Watson was bound..."

Jan. 26, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
"...never mentioned in the printed words of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle books...."

Aug. 17, 2012 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Friggin' Genius
SXSW Film announces feature film lineup
"...Golden Hornet Project Director: Harry O. Hoyt. Screenwriters: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (novel) & Marion Fairfax (screenplay) In Hoyt's..."

Feb. 4, 2010 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Working Playwright
Steven Dietz just wants to get in, roll up his sleeves, and make the words better
"...America for Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, adapted from Arthur Conan Doyle's stories and William Gillette's play; a Pulitzer..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Playwrights @ UT: An Edgar for Dietz, a Wendy for Ramsey
It was a good week for playwrights at UT as a student received a new prize for young women dramatists and a faculty member earned an honor from the Mystery Writers of America
"...which premiered it last spring, the play conflates the Arthur Conan Doyle stories "A Scandal in Bohemia" and "The..."

May 4, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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