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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, Sue Cottam

Part of the Collins Drama Series

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Synopsis

This dramatisation for schools of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel is presented in the form of a tv documentary involving expert witnesses trying to get to the bottom of the strange case. The story is reconstructed and the audience is taken back to Victorian London... What happened to Dr Jekyll? 'Strange Cases', the investigative television documentary programme, tries to solve this puzzle using up-to-date know-how. Key events are reconstructed and expert witnesses examine the evidence to reach a chilling conclusion. This play provides an accessible, exciting approach to the novel, as well as numerous opportunities for media work. Its language and atmosphere are true to Stevenson's story and make comparison work easy. The large cast, including a chorus, makes the play suitable for reading in class, acting in drama lessons or school productions. The resource material investigates transformation, drugs and genetic engineering, as well as providing stimulating drama, media, speaking and writing activities.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780003230789
Publication date: 5th March 1999
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson, Sue Cottam
Publisher: Collins Educational an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 96 pages

About Robert Louis Stevenson, Sue Cottam

Simon Adorian (author of the playscript) is Acting Headteacher at St Osmund's Middle School, Dorchester. From September 1998 he will be Dorset LEA Literacy Consultant. He is also the author of the successful plays The Ratz and Trojans. Sue Cottam (author of the resources) is Co-ordinator of Creative and Performing Arts at St Osmund's Middle School, Dorchester.

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