Jekyll and Hyde


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Jekyll and Hyde

A person whose personality drastically changes between good and bad. A reference to the main character in the book Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Ever since Kyle became a teenager, he's turned into a real Jekyll and Hyde, and it's impossible to anticipate his mood at any given time.
See also: and, Hyde, Jekyll

Jekyll and Hyde

someone with both an evil and a good personality. (From the novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.) Bill thinks Mary is so soft and gentle, but she can be very cruel—she is a real Jekyll and Hyde. Jane doesn't know that Fred is a Jekyll and Hyde. She sees him only when he is being kind and generous, but he can be very cruel.
See also: and, Hyde, Jekyll

Jekyll and Hyde

A personality alternating between good and evil behavior, as in You never know whether Bob will be a Jekyll or a Hyde. This expression comes from Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886). Also see lead a double life.
See also: and, Hyde, Jekyll

Jekyll and Hyde

a person alternately displaying opposing good and evil personalities.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde ( 1886 ) is a novel by Robert Louis Stevenson , in which the physician Jekyll, in order to indulge his evil instincts, uses a drug to create the persona of Hyde, which at first he can assume at will but which gradually gains control of him.
See also: and, Hyde, Jekyll

a ˌJekyll and ˈHyde

a person with two separate personalities or ways of behaving, one good, pleasant, etc. and one evil, unpleasant, etc: He’s a real Jekyll and Hyde. At home he shouts at his wife and children all the time; at work he’s always charming and friendly.This comes from a story by Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, in which Dr Jekyll takes a drug which separates the good and bad sides of his personality into two characters. All the negative aspects go into the character of Mr Hyde.
See also: and, Hyde, Jekyll
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Hobson, Lisa Langlois, Rue McClanahan, Laura Dern, Denholm Elliott; Jekyll and Hyde, United Kingdom, United States, 1990, producers: Patricia Carr, Gerald W.
This is where Mansfield can be read most usefully in the context of film and especially adaptations of Jekyll and Hyde.
makes an implicit point about the inseparability of Jekyll and Hyde.
In fact, my patients who explain their own evil conduct by reference to Jekyll and Hyde exactly overturn the meaning not only of the Strange Case itself, but also of its Scots forerunner, The Private Memoirs and Confessions.
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Jekyll and Hyde goes out early on a Sunday evening.
For touring production Jekyll and Hyde comes to Middlesbrough [euro]eatre with a modern adaptation of the classic 19th century Stevenson tale.
But North East theatre-goers can see Jekyll and Hyde much closer to home when it opens on Monday for a six-day run at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle, courtesy of the West End Operatic Society.
And this is the essential element of Bill Kenwright's touring production of Jekyll and Hyde.
The pop singer, now turned West End star, is in Cardiff at the Wales Millennium Centre to promote his forthcoming leading role in the big budget musical adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic Jekyll and Hyde.
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THEATRE Macbeth, Liverpool Everyman Theatre, until June 4, 0151 709 4776; Jekyll and Hyde, above, Liverpool Empire, until May 21, 0844 847 2525; The Naked Truth, St Helens Theatre Royal, 01744 756 000.