Name: Instruction: Course: Date: Script for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde CHARACTERS Jekyll/Hyde Poole ACT The action is taking place in Jekyll’s cabinet which is tastefully but not really expensively furnished. There is a blinding flash of light and Hyde appears in the mirror and steps right through it. There is a mirroring exercise as Jekyll and Hyde performs a movement sequence. Hyde scans around the room as he walks about it and he discovers the newly created body that Jekyll is the puppet master. Jekyll: I reverse the process. By taking the very same potion! (Jekyll mimes drinking and Hyde follows suit like he is a puppet that is operated with Jekyll) Jekyll: And then you must hide once again Mr. Hyde. Hyde: No. Jekyll: Yes. I shall call you Mr. Hyde. (Hyde drinks the portion in the test tube a movement sequence forced by Jekyll and retreats through the mirror) Jekyll: And you shall have to wait until the next time...may be forever. (Poole loudly knocks on the door) [...]
To complete this unit, you'll be writing your own adaptation of the Jekyll and Hyde story as a script that could be performed as a play. Begin by listing the characters with brief descriptions and setting the scene. You will only need to write one scene from your story, so you do not need to tell the entire story. Your scene should follow the basic plot of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The mood of the scene is up to you, but be sure that your stage directions and dialogue fit the mood you choose (serious, funny, scary, etc.). No matter the style you choose, elements of your story should obviously relate to the Jekyll and Hyde story. Some dialogue or actions from your script should foreshadow the resolution, even if your scene does not reveal the outcome of the play. Read the opening of Macbeth on pages 308-309 in Literature Texas Treasures: British Literature to review a style of script-writing. Note the specific descriptions given in stage directions and settings for each scene. Some scripts also put notes about how the actor should deliver his lines. These notes would appear in italics and brackets, as the stage directions are shown in the Shakespearean excerpt. See the following example: JEKYLL: [with great fear] You must not enter! Write the script for a scene from your version of Jekyll and Hyde that includes the following elements: at least one full page, no more than three pages; character list (you may use the names of the characters from the story or create your own); description of setting; dialogue; stage directions and notes as needed; script style as shown on pages 308-309; use of foreshadowing.