This contribution explores the representation of health and medicine in the Victorian Age novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert L. Stevenson and in the adapted musical Jekyll & Hyde . Starting with an investigation of 19th-century medical practice, the paper will then shift its attention to Stevenson’s portrait of Dr Henry Jekyll’s character, and will conclude with a focus on the musical version, analysing both the libretto and the music of the performing art work.

Health and Medicine in the Victorian Age: Jekyll and Hyde the musical

Raffaele Cutolo
2017-01-01

Abstract

This contribution explores the representation of health and medicine in the Victorian Age novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert L. Stevenson and in the adapted musical Jekyll & Hyde . Starting with an investigation of 19th-century medical practice, the paper will then shift its attention to Stevenson’s portrait of Dr Henry Jekyll’s character, and will conclude with a focus on the musical version, analysing both the libretto and the music of the performing art work.
musical
Stevenson
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Victorian medicine
performing arts
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