Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler

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Hedda Gabler

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780822218616
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/2002
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.10(d)

Table of Contents

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

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