Jekyll and Hyde


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Jekyll and Hyde

1. Informal for strong and weak points in a company's financial statement.

2. A volatile asset or investment whose value increases and decreases significantly in short periods of time.

3. Informal for a situation where two major executives in a company have conflicting and incompatible views about the direction the company should take.
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A short survey of the Jekyll and Hyde "double" motif as reflected in literary creations and in films is given below.
In his reliance on speed and manipulation of his body, Mansfield's performance in Jekyll and Hyde was similar to a form of magic act known as 'quick change artistry'.
Unlike earlier adaptations, in physical terms hardly any difference exists between Jekyll and Hyde, both played by Spencer Tracy without the aid of make-up and prosthetic additions.
Even the most unliterary people, who have never read a book in their lives, make use of the Jekyll and Hyde metaphor, and perhaps it is not surprising therefore that some of the subtleties of the story are lost in the self-serving use to which it is put by them.
The complexity of such a description, which characterizes subjectivity as a masquerade in which the self is an all-but-unrecognizable stranger, a figure of auto-dissimulation, might be read as preparing the way for the manifold subjectivity and self-estrangement with which the reader of Jekyll and Hyde would be confronted some five years later.
If you take Jekyll and Hyde you think of a split personality.
Full of superb songs and amazing performances, Jekyll and Hyde promises to make you laugh and cry in equal measure.
JEKYLL and Hyde is almost a great musical, but never quite lives up to its promise.
The trampling of the child in Jekyll and Hyde, for one.
MEMBERS of the Gala Theatre Stage School cast are back in theatrical costume as they approach their first dress rehearsal of Jekyll and Hyde.
A SPLIT personality would certainly help playing the dual roles of Jekyll and Hyde.
Having a split personality, schizophrenia, is not a splitting of the personality into multiple parts, not a Jekyll and Hyde phenomenon, despite the popular hold of the Robert Louis Stevenson story.