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The Crucifer of Blood (play 1987 with Takeshi Kusaka)

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The Crucifer of Blood is an American play written by Paul Giovanni and directed by Hideo Gosha, performed by the PARCO and Office Nine at PARCO Theatre (Tokyo, Japan) from 11-29 april 1987, starring Takeshi Kusaka as Sherlock Holmes and Akihiko Shiojima as Dr. Watson.

The play is an adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's novel : The Sign of Four (1890).




  • Director : Hideo Gosha
  • Playwright : Paul Giovanni
  • Translators : Ken Kurahashi and Masakazu Ono
  • Scenery : Asakura Setsu
  • Lighting : Yuji Sawada
  • Music : Seibou Izumi
  • Costumes : Masami Hara
  • Stage Manager : Kenji Takada
  • Special Effects : Iwao Takahashi
  • Producer : Tsuuji Masuda
  • Special Advisers : Tsukasa Kobayashi, Akane Higashiyama (Japan Sherlock Holmes Club)