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An all-new retelling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyles classic The Hound of the Baskervilles premieres on ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre on Sunday, January 19 on PBS. This Hound has all the complexity, intrigue, and terror of the original, and features Holmes and Watson as Conan Doyle conceived them: vigorous men in their mid-thirties. Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge) is riveting as Sherlock Holmes.
Special features on The Hound of the Baskervilles companion Web site include:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Child prodigy, tuba player, surgeon, sleuth, spiritualist learn all about the man and see his full bibliography at www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/hound/ei_doyle.html
The Lure of the Moor: Its harsh,
chaotic weather, inhospitable to human life, has nonetheless proved fertile
ground for the many writers who've set their stories on its gloomy plain.
Online Teacher Guide: A valuable resource for teachers who choose to use the film and the novel in their classrooms. This guide provides teachers with background information; before-and-after viewing discussion questions; activities and investigations; a bibliography; Web links; and other resources: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/hound/tguide.html
Novel to Film: Track a scene from
the novel to the screenplay to the Masterpiece Theatre film using Real
Media or Apple QuickTime Player. We focus on the scene where Watson (Ian
Hart) meets the intriguing belle of the moor, Miss Stapleton (Neve McIntosh)
Book Club: The Hound of the Baskervilles is a selection of the brand-new ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre Book Club. Want to know how to start and maintain a Masterpiece book club? Want to know what other films and novels are included? http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/bookclub/
Whos Who: Mortimer, Barrymore, Stapleton?
Learn the relationship of those on the moor and the biographies of the
actors who play them.
Game: Are you a super-sleuth? Test
your powers of detection via this exercise in memory and observation coming
The ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre
Web site is produced in association with WGBH Interactive, Boston, which
produces Web sites supporting WGBH national series such as NOVA, ANTIQUES
ROADSHOW and ARTHUR. WGBH Interactive also produces
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