English Literature GCSE: Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Plot and Characters

The plot and key characters in The Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson are explored by aliens trying to learn about planet earth.

The aliens are turned into almost perfect copies Dr. Jekyll, Mr Hyde, Utterson and Lanyon to re-enact scenes from the play and make them understand the character and plot of the book so they have the perfect cover when on earth.

This clip is from the series Invasion of the Bookreaders.

Teacher Notes

Could be used to summarise the events of the text and the key themes as a revision activity.

After a first, initial reading of the text, students could watch the sequence in order to gain a fuller understanding of the main events and the shape of the text as a whole.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching English Literature at GCSE and National 4 and 5.