Hope you enjoyed the Deacon Brodie images and the words from Stevenson's play of the same name. If you want to read more, the play is available free online as part of a book called "Three Plays".
William Brodie was a Deacon of Edinburgh, a respected cabinet-maker ( Stevenson's father owned furniture he had made ). He used the position to steal keys and, by night, rob people. This double life was part of the inspiration for Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde.
Thanks to my daughter for playing the part of Brodie. There are more images so he may return, but for now, we'll leave him making his escape... ... See MoreSee Less
"Now you see that I must die ; now you see that I stand upon the grave's edge , all my lost life like a horror to think upon, like a frenzy, like a dream that is past. And you, you are alone." - Robert Louis Stevenson, Deacon Brodie ... See MoreSee Less
"The city has its vizard on, and we -- at night we are our naked selves. Trysts are keeping, bottles cracking, knives are stripping ; and here is Deacon Brodie flaming forth the man of men he is!" - Robert Louis Stevenson, Deacon Brodie ... See MoreSee Less
"Don't shrink from me. Miserable dog that I am, selfish hound that has dragged you to this misery. You and all that loved him... think only of my torments, think only of my penitence, don't shrink from me." - Robert Louis Stevenson, Deacon Brodie ... See MoreSee Less