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A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde

Publication Date
01 June 2011
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A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde

by Kevin MacNeil - Find out more about the author



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'A funny, irreverent and moving 21st-century look at human nature, and an intriguing rewiring of a classic' DOUG JOHNSTONE, THE HERALD

'Brilliant, touching, funny and clever' WEST HIGHLAND FREE PRESS

'Kevin MacNeil is a writer prepared to take his chances, pitching this novel in the shadows of Robert Louis Stevenson’s timeless classic … from first to last, an enticing read' THE SCOTSMAN BOOK

After a bike crash in a foggy Edinburgh, troubled young actor Robert Lewis wakes to find that life has changed for the darker. And the weirder. He’s still a deceitful egoist but now life seems to be deceiving and manipulating him. Everything that can go wrong is going wrong. He’s losing control of his love life, his starring role in a new adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde, and, quite possibly, his mind. A Method Actor’s Guide to Jekyll and Hyde is a dark, maniacal thriller that explores many kinds of duality - individual, social and cultural, and is a heartfelt tale about the search for belonging and the nature of love and desire. It’s also bloody funny.

Kevin MacNeil was born and raised in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. Novelist, poet, playwright, editor, aphorist and lyricist, his books include The Stornoway Way, Love and Zen in the Outer Hebrides and Be Wise Be Otherwise. He is currently working on an album with William Campbell, a new novel, a film, a play and a travelogue-memoir based on his 1,300km cycle down the Danube in September 2009 for two cancer charities. Kevin has held a number of prestigious writing residencies throughout Europe, including the University of Edinburgh.


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