Hedda Gabler (Hampton)

by  Christopher Hampton, Henrik Ibsen

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 4f

The classic story of a woman who retained her maiden name while married to a boring pedant and who took perverse delight in subjegating that sex which took her sex for granted. She plays her husband for a fool, and she systematically destroys first the manuscript and then the life of the male frien…

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The classic story of a woman who retained her maiden name while married to a boring pedant and who took perverse delight in subjegating that sex which took her sex for granted. She plays her husband for a fool, and she systematically destroys first the manuscript and then the life of the male friend who idolizes her, before she exercises her own right to coup de grace.
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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Christopher Hampton

Christopher Hampton became involved in theatre while studying French and German at Oxford University, and wrote a play in his first year. The Royal Court's production was so successful that it transferred to the Comedy Theatre while he was still a student, making him the youngest writer ever to have a play performed in ...

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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 ...

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