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Henrik Ibsen

ISBN: 9781848420205

Hedda Gabler is one of the most controversial female characters in Western drama, with the meaning and value of her tragic fate hotly disputed. Free-spirited but trapped in a stifling marriage, intelligent and questing but consigned to a life of bourgeois

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In this radical new version by Lucy Kirkwood, Ibsen's nineteenth-century heroine is relocated in present-day London to startling effect. Like a freshly cleaned old master, Hedda and her predicament emerge with new force and psychological truth. Hedda was commissioned and first staged by the Gate Theatre, London, on 21 August 2008 in a production directed by Carrie Cracknell, the co-artistic director.
Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen

At age 23, Henrik Ibsen (born March 20, 1828, Skien, Nor.died May 23, 1906, Kristiania) became theatre director and resident playwright of the new National Theatre at Bergen, charged with creating a national drama. He directed the Norwegian Theatre in Kristiana from 1857 to 1863, when the theatre went bankrupt. He then set off on extended travels in Europe, beginning a self-imposed exile that ... view full profile

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