Jekyll and Hyde Dramatized

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-11-30
  • Publisher: McFarland Publishing
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An authoritative, collated version of the Mansfield script charts the evolution of his play through its Boston, New York, and London productions. Biographical information is presented for Mansfield, Thomas Russell Sullivan, who worked with Mansfield to adapt the novel into a play, and Stevenson. Special attention is given to American theater and popular entertainment during the late nineteenth century, and to the Jack the Ripper murders, which led to the closing of Mansfield's London production. Appendices include competing scripts staged by Daniel Bandmann and H.B. Irving, as well as reviews of the various productions, transcripts of Mansfield interviews, and excerpts from early biographies of Richard Mansfield.

Author Biography

Martin A. Danahay is a professor of English at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Chronology vii
Preface 1(4)
Part I: The Characters
Richard Mansfield
Thomas Russell Sullivan
Robert Louis Stevenson
Part II: The Scene
The American Stage and Popular Entertainment
The Jack the Ripper Case
Part III: Richard Mansfield's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: The Collated Script
Appendix A: Extracts from Early Mansfield Biographies 81(19)
Appendix B: Press Interviews with Richard Mansfield 100(8)
Appendix C: Reviews of Mansfield's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 108(25)
Appendix D: Daniel E. Bandmann's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 133(34)
Appendix E: Jack the Ripper 167(24)
Appendix F: H.B. Irving's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 191(36)
Select Bibliography 227(2)
Index 229

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