It is about a London lawyer who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll and the misanthropic Mr. The work is known for its vivid portrayal of a split personality , and since the s dozens of stage and film adaptations have been produced, although there have been no major adaptations to date that remain faithful to the narrative structure of Stevenson's original. Most omit the figure of Utterson, telling the story from Jekyll's and Hyde's viewpoint and often having them played by the same actor, thus eliminating entirely the mystery aspect of the true identity of Hyde, which was the original's twist ending and not the basic premise it is today. Many adaptations also introduce a romantic element which does not exist in the original story. There are over film versions, not including stage and radio, as well as a number of parodies and imitations. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Stevenson gave it solid form in this story which, by one account, he discovered in a dream, then burned his first draft, only to re-write it with the help of a considerable quantity of cocaine. Jekyll and Hyde has provided the basis for ' The Hulk ', ' The Nutty Professor ' and the whole superhero genre, as well as more than stage and film adaptations. UTTERSON the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance that was never lighted by a smile; cold and embarrassed in discourse, yet somehow lovable. It was a nut to crack for many, the bond that united him to Mr. Richard Enfield, his distant kinsman.
When slimy stud Dr. Chris Leeder Jack Buddliner takes possession of Dr. Jekyll's ancient notebook, he quickly becomes obsessed with the murderous sex crimes of the original Mr. Ignoring the notebook's warning that the Jekyll and Hyde formula "makes people appear as they really are," the demented doc mixes the potion and promptly turns into