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From Page to Stage: the Transformation of Jekyll & Hyde from Novel to Musical

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Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is no exception to the phenomenon of myriad novels-turned-musicals that have captured audiences on Broadway and around the globe. With a… Continue reading

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The Introduction of the Femme Fatale in Gothic Literature

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The femme fatale, French for “fatal women,” is a character whose importance in Romantic literature and whose journey through modern-day adaptations is almost unparalleled. Existing historically in both biblical figures as early as… Continue reading

The Misogyny of Jonathan Swift & the Feminist Response of Lady Mary Montagu

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Jonathan Swift’s “The Lady’s Dressing Room,” written in 1732, and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s direct response, “The Reasons that Induced Dr. S to Write a Poem Call’d the Lady’s Dressing Room” from 1734… Continue reading

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