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Sherlock Holmes (William Gillette)
October 8: Academy of Music, Newport News, Virginia, USA

(Information above on performance dates is derived from newspaper archives and is therefore likely to be incomplete.)

“Sherlock Holmes”

"Sherlock Holmes will be at the Academy this afternoon and tonight. Commenting upon the play, the Staunton Daily Leader of last Friday, says:

"The presentation of Sherlock Holmes at the Bevelery last night, with Mr Ramsey Wallace in the title role came as the first dramatic offering of the season really worthy of notice. Mr Wallace gave to the great detective not an original characterization, but the very manner, bearing, jestures, and character with which Dr. Doyle invested him, and the impersonation was as complete as any critic might wish. The iron-nerved, steel muscled, phlegmatic, immobile detective was to the life, and we might add that Mr Wallace, in point of personality, is as fine a specimen of manhood as is often seen on the stage. He looks and acts the part of Sherlock Holmes and Is supported by a capable and exceptionally clever cast.”

Newport News Daily Press, Tuesday 8 October 1907