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Hedda Gabler (Eyre)

Hedda Gabler (Eyre)

Henrik Ibsen, Richard Eyre

ISBN: 9781854598424

New adaptation of Ibsen's classic by Richard Eyre, who ran England's National Theatre from 1988-97.

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Arriving home after an extended honeymoon Hedda Gabler struggles with an existence that is, for her, devoid of excitement and enchantment. Filled with a passion for life that cannot be confined by her marriage of 'perfect home', Hedda strives to find a way to fulfil her desires by manipulating those around her...Richard Eyre will direct his own version Ibsen's play at the Almeida, opening in March 2005. Playing Hedda is Eve Best, who shot to attention in her first role in 'Tis Pity She's a Whore with Jude Law. She won the Critics Circle Best Actress Award for Mourning Becomes Electra at the National Theatre, where she was also a stand-out in Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia and as Masha in Nicholas Wright's version of Three Sisters.
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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