7:00 p.m. Humanities Iowa Presents: Sherlock Holmes in Turn-of-the-Century Britain by Dr. Richard Caplan
THIS PROGRAM IS FILLED; COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION FORM NOW WILL ADD YOU TO A WAITING LIST; WE'LL LET YOU KNOW IF THERE ARE CANCELLATIONS.
The stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have inspired generations of readers devoted to Sherlock Holmes. Dr. Richard Caplan, an authority on Sherlock Holmes, recently published a book concerning Doyle's famous detective. This special interest in the subject also allows exploration of life in Britain at the start of the twentieth century, as well as providing much enjoyment. Using his background in medicine and his love of literature, Dr. Caplan explores the persisting phenomenon of the great detective's astounding longevity.
This program is made possible by funding from Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public. If you are a person with a disability who requires special assistance, please call 319-377-3412 in advance.
English hard cider and pub ale will be available to those 21 and over so be sure to bring a photo ID if we won’t be able to tell!
Book & Film Discussions, 7 p.m. at the Granger House
We’ll compare, contrast, and revel in the original Sherlock Holmes stories as authored by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and their retellings on the TV program Sherlock as seen on Masterpiece on PBS. We encourage you to read the stories and watch the episodes prior to our meetings. No registration required.
June 18 A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -AND- Sherlock (Series 1, Episode 1): A Study in Pink
July 16 The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -AND- Sherlock (Series 2, Episode 2): The Hounds of Baskerville
August 20 The Adventure of the Empty House by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - AND- Sherlock (Series 3, Episode 1): The Empty Hearse