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.