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Hedda Gabler: Methuen Student Edtion

Hedda Gabler: Methuen Student Edtion

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by Henrik Ibsen, David Thomas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0413770702

ISBN-13: 9780413770707

Pub. Date: 07/01/2003

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Hedda is an intelligent and ambitious woman, trapped in the stifling environment of a bourgeois 19th-century marriage. When writer Eilert Loevborg, an old flame returns to Hedda's life with a masterpiece that might threaten her husband's career, Hedda decides to take drastic and fatal action.

Universally condemned in 1890 when it was written, Hedda Gabler

Overview

Hedda is an intelligent and ambitious woman, trapped in the stifling environment of a bourgeois 19th-century marriage. When writer Eilert Loevborg, an old flame returns to Hedda's life with a masterpiece that might threaten her husband's career, Hedda decides to take drastic and fatal action.

Universally condemned in 1890 when it was written, Hedda Gabler has since become one of Ibsen's most frequently performed plays. Its title role is elusive and complex: Hedda is an intelligent and ambitious woman, who has no means of finding personal fulfilment in the stifling world of late nineteenth-century bourgeois society. Too frightened of scandal to become involved with a brilliant, wayward writer, she opts for a conventional but loveless marriage in the hope of finding surrogate satisfaction through her husband's career.

Blending comedy and tragedy disconcertingly together, Ibsen probes the thwarted aspirations and hidden anxieties of his characters against a background of contemporary social conditions and attitudes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780413770707
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
Student Editions Series
Edition description:
Student Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,223,544
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Henrik Ibsen: 1828-1906iv
Plotxi
Commentary
The biographical and historical contextxxiii
The geographical and stage environmentxxxiii
The relationships
Hedda and Tesmanxlvi
Hedda and Bracklii
Hedda and Loevborglvi
Conclusionlx
Hedda Gabler in contextlxv
Hedda Gabler on stagelxix
Further Readinglxxviii
Hedda Gabler1
Note on the Translation105
Notes106

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