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In your own opinion do you think the The Transformation is more of a physical transformation or mental?

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From Robert Louis Stevenson:

"He is not easy to describe. There is something wrong with his appearance; something displeasing, something downright detestable. I never saw a man so disliked and yet I scare know why. He gives a strong feeling of deformity. He’s an extraordinary looking man..."

Basically, there is something intangible in his repulsiveness. He is evil incarnate, all of the bad stuff that is hiding inside Jekyll brought to the fore.

As far as physical characteristics....well....generally Hyde is played with a slight stoop, his movements are more fluid and animalistic versus Jekyll's more mannered gestures and posture.

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Yakko wrote:
In your own opinion do you think the The Transformation is more of a physical transformation or mental?



Realized I didn't really answer your question....sorry!

I think it is about 70% mental and 30% physical. Like I said above, there is something malevolent about Hyde's person and that most likely comes from the evil inside him rather than some sort of disfigurement or something like that. He's still magnetic (in the musical), but like a moth to a flame--as is said in Dangerous Game--Lucy can't resist.

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Yakko wrote:
In your own opinion do you think the The Transformation is more of a physical transformation or mental?



Realized I didn't really answer your question....sorry!

I think it is about 70% mental and 30% physical. Like I said above, there is something malevolent about Hyde's person and that most likely comes from the evil inside him rather than some sort of disfigurement or something like that. He's still magnetic (in the musical), but like a moth to a flame--as is said in Dangerous Game--Lucy can't resist.

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Yakko wrote:
In your own opinion do you think the The Transformation is more of a physical transformation or mental?



Realized I didn't really answer your question....sorry!

I think it is about 70% mental and 30% physical. Like I said above, there is something malevolent about Hyde's person and that most likely comes from the evil inside him rather than some sort of disfigurement or something like that. He's still magnetic (in the musical), but like a moth to a flame--as is said in Dangerous Game--Lucy can't resist.


I agree. There has to be a complete mental change; the physicality is important to communicate the difference in characters as well, but more of it comes from the tone of voice, both singing and speaking, in my opinion.

LOL, like a moth to the flame... sounds like my rewrite of the song (makes slightly more sense than Fire, fury and flame)!

I believe you said you played J&H, The Russian. Could I perhaps interview you? I like to get as much info on the possibilities and motivations within the character(s) as I possibly can, in the hopes of directing the show one day (as well as for my own complete and utter fascination with the show and subject matter), and want to be well-informed of as many interpretations as possible - and who better to ask than those who have done the show?

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Ha, ha! Right....moth to a flame.....where did I get that??? Well, at any rate, it's better than "fire, fury, and flame" like you said! Maybe I was singing the wrong lyrics the whole time....hmmm....

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I think there's a version that says "moth to the flame", though that may just be her rewrite I'm remembering. Nothing's worse than "Like a tiger to tame".

What's wrong with "fire, fury and flame"? It pretty much sums up exactly what's going on inside him, and sung right, sounds fantastic to boot.


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The Guard wrote:
I think there's a version that says "moth to the flame", though that may just be her rewrite I'm remembering. Nothing's worse than "Like a tiger to tame".

What's wrong with "fire, fury and flame"? It pretty much sums up exactly what's going on inside him, and sung right, sounds fantastic to boot.


Fire and flame are the same thing. That is why it sounds silly to me.

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Ah, but is it? But is it? :)


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No it isn't, but the lyrics are still very bad, but that goes for most of the show actually. The whole musical is one big cliché, and many of the songs are trapped in themselves. Although I do like "Dangerous Game", it's rather bad, especially lyric wise.

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