Hedda Gabler / Edition 1

Hedda Gabler / Edition 1

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by Henrik Ibsen
     
 

ISBN-10: 1847024696

ISBN-13: 9781847024695

Pub. Date: 06/30/2006

Publisher: Ingram Book Company

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…  See more details below

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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 fulfilment 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:
9781847024695
Publisher:
Ingram Book Company
Publication date:
06/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
0.27(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(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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Hedda Gabler 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The numerous typos render this edition impossible to read
Lianne_Masson More than 1 year ago
A classic Henrik Ibsen story about a women trapped in her own societal standing, Hedda Gabler is a classic play everyone should read. This is short enough to read in one sitting. The plot isn't complicated to follow, and the most interesting thing is that while it's easy to identify with the protagonist , Hedda, you can never quite decide if you like her.
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This book is excellent in that it delves into the complex relationships that spur a person's actions and reactions.