The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Sherlock Holmes has been adapted numerous times for both films and plays, and the character has been played by over 70 different actors in more than 200 films.[28] A number of film and television series have borne the title "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", but some of these are either original stories,[29] combinations of a number of Doyle's stories, or in one case, an adaptation of The Sign of the Four.[30] Irene Adler, who is in the first short story, "A Scandal in Bohemia", is prominent in many modern adaptations, despite only appearing in one story.[31] Often in modern adaptations, she is portrayed as a love interest for Holmes, as in Robert Doherty's Elementary and the BBC's Sherlock,[32] even though in the story itself, the narration claims: "It was not that he felt any emotion akin to love for Irene Adler."[31] Many of the stories from the collection were included as episodes in the Granada Television series, Sherlock Holmes which ran from 1984 until 1994.[33]

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