Tuesday Mar 21, 2023

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: SciFi Meets True Crime

The term “Jekyll and Hyde” can be found in the Merriam-Webster dictionary and the plot spoofed in everything from “The Simpsons” to “Saturday Night Live” to “Scooby Doo.” The characters Jekyll and Hyde have achieved a prominent spot in pop culture. 

But the story of how Robert Louis Stevenson came to write “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” is almost as strange as the novel itself. 

Join us as we discuss how both a nightmare– referred to by Louis as a “fine bogey tale”--and the crime spree of the notorious bandit Deacon Brodie helped inspire this classic monster story. We’ll also dig into the controversies over the burning of the first draft and wife Fanny’s influence over Louis’s writing. 

You can bet your “Hyde” this episode will draw you into the intriguing story behind the iconic work that now spans stage, screen, literature, video games, and more.

#JekyllandHyde #DrJekyll #MrHyde #MonsterMadness #Film #Stage #Literature #History #TrueCrime #RobertLouisStevenson 

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