Course Details

965: Sherlock Holmes: Books and Beyond

February 1, 3
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

The game is afoot! Since being introduced to the world in 1887, Sherlock Holmes has populated countless short stories and novels and is the most portrayed character in film and television. An industry of Sherlockian scholarship exists that treats him as a real person. This course will first describe the writings of Arthur Conan Doyle and some of the adventures of Holmes and Watson written by others. It will then detail the long history of the pair on stage, film, and television. The multimedia class will present many great portrayals of Holmes and Watson, including the recent Sherlock series set in modern London. This study group has a high class size capacity.

Class Format: Lecture

Hours of Reading: No reading

Study Group Leader(s):

Dan Sherman
Dan Sherman has taught several courses on musical theater and film musicals at OLLI, along with many other venues in the area. He holds his PhD in economics from Cornell and recently retired as Managing Director at the American Institutes for Research.