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Oxford Playscripts: The Valley of Fear

A modern playscript adaptation of Conan Doyle's detective classic

Arthur Conan Doyle and Adrian Flynn

Suitable for:  Key Stage 3 (11-14); English & Drama students

Price:  £10.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-832085-2
Publication date: 13/05/2004
Paperback: 128 pages
Dimensions: 216x170mm

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An engaging classroom playscript. John Douglas is a man with a past. Sherlock Holmes is the famous detective who finds puzzle-solving elementary. When Holmes and his faithful friend Watson are summoned to the country to investigate Douglas's murder, it begins to look as though the past might finally have caught up with him.

New, innovative activities specifically tailored to support the KS3 Framework for Teaching English and help students to fulfil the Framework objectives. Activities include work on Speaking and Listening, close text analysis, and the structure of playscripts, and act as a springboard for personal writing.


  • Exciting adaptations of modern and classic novels, and a range of original plays
  • Motivating activities focusing on performance, close text analysis, language and structure, together with varied creative tasks
  • Insights into the plays by the authors and adaptors
  • Notes on props and staging

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