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STONEHAM – The title character of “Hamlet,’’ a fellow who knows a thing or two about the divided self, forthrightly acknowledges his dark side in that famous scene when he offers Ophelia helpful career advice (“Get thee to a nunnery’’) before asking her why on earth she would want to be a “breeder of sinners.’’
“I am myself indifferent honest, but yet I could accuse me of such things that it were better my mother had not borne me,’’ Hamlet declares, adding that he has “more offenses at my beck than I have thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in. What should such fellows as I do crawling between earth and heaven?’’
Dr. Henry Jekyll is also being torn apart from within, but the not-so-good doctor certainly manages to find the time, and the means, to act on his monstrous impulses in Stoneham Theatre’s stylish and suspenseful production of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.’’
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DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
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