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AENC Snippet - 1 William Gillette

William Gillette, the American stage actor, brought Sherlock Holmes to London's Lyceum Theatre in September 1901. The play had done very well in the United States but its London debut was met with boos and shouting.

Many people have believed that this was due to people objecting to such an iconic British figure being portrayed by an American. The truth was somewhat different.

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