Hedda Gabler and Other Plays

Author: Henrik Ibsen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141928379

Category: Drama

Page: 368

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In these three unforgettably intense plays, Henrik Ibsen explores the problems of personal and social morality that he perceived in the world around him and, in particular, the complex nature of truth. The Pillars of the Community (1877) depicts a corrupt shipowner’s struggle to hide the sins of his past at the expense of another man’s reputation, while in The Wild Duck (1884) an idealist, believing he must tell the truth at any cost, destroys a family by exposing the lie behind his friend’s marriage. And Hedda Gabler (1890) portrays an unhappily married woman who is unable to break free from the conventional life she has created for herself, with tragic results for the entire family.

Hedda Gabler

Author: Henrik Ibsen,Patrick Marber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571336753


Page: 112

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Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free. This vital new version by Patrick Marber (Closer, Three Days in the Country) opened at The National Theatre, London, in December 2016.

Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler

Author: Henrik Ibsen,Doug Hughes

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822217848

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 83

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THE STORY: Less than forty-eight hours after returning from a luxurious honeymoon, the former Hedda Gabler, now Hedda Tesman, lies dead in the parlor of her new home, the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. Ibsen's terse masterpiece unf

Hedda Gabler

Author: Jon Robin Baitz

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822218616

Category: Drama

Page: 78

View: 4765

THE STORY: Ibsen's most beguiling antiheroine is given a new twist in Jon Robin Baitz's acclaimed adaptation of HEDDA GABLER: She's no longer the chilly, inscrutable manipulator but a woman with, as the New York Times put it, a context and

Hedda Gabler

Author: Henrik Ibsen

Publisher: Ivan R. Dee

ISBN: 1461703492

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 3171

Ibsen's great social drama of a caged woman in the late nineteenth century explores her tormented desire for escape and her yearning for individual and spiritual freedom. Mr. Rudall's new translation makes Hedda Gabler beautifully speakable and playable for today's audiences.

Hedda Gabler

A Drama in Four Acts

Author: Henrik Ibsen

Publisher: N.A



Page: 236

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CliffsNotes On Ibsen's A Doll's House and Hedda Gabler

Author: Marianne Sturman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0764584863

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 72

View: 8636

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. CliffsNotes on A Doll's House & Hedda Gabler takes you into Henrick Ibsen's dramatic plays, controversial theater productions that inflamed audience reactions in the nineteenth century. A Doll's House follows the story of a housewife who emerges from the confinement of her married life to confront the conditions of the outside world. Typical of Ibsen's dramas, Hedda Gabler portrays a depraved world in which women in particular submit to unsatisfying socially imposed roles. Summaries and expert commentaries cover each act within both plays; other features that help you figure out these important works include Life and background of the playwright Summary of Ibsen's most famous plays Analysis of the plays' structure, themes, and characters A complete list of Ibsen's drama Sample exam questions and essay topics Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler

In a New Version

Author: Brian Friel

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822223795

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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THE STORY: Hedda Gabler returns, dissatisfied, from a long honeymoon. Bored by her aspiring-academic husband, she foresees a life of tedious convention. And so, aided and abetted by her predatory confidante, Judge Brack, she begins to manipulate th

Ibsens Hedda Gabler

Philosophical Perspectives

Author: Kristin Gjesdal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190467878

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Since its publication in 1890, Ibsen's Hedda Gabler has been a recurring point of fascination for readers, theater audiences, and artists alike. Newly married, yet utterly bored, the character of Hedda Gabler evokes reflection on beauty, love, passion, death, nihilism, identity, and a host ofother topics of an existential nature. It is no surprise that Ibsen's work has gained the attention of philosophically-minded readers from Nietzsche, Lou Andreas-Salome, and Freud, to Adorno, Cavell, and beyond. Once staged at avant-garde theaters in Paris, London, and Berlin, Ibsen is now a globalphenomenon. The enigmatic character of Hedda Gabler remains intriguing to ever-new generations of actors, audiences, and readers. Hedda Gabler occupies a privileged place in the history of European drama and as a work of literature, and, as this volume demonstrates, invites profound and worthwhile philosophical questions. Through ten newly commissioned chapters, written by leading voices in the fields of drama studies,European philosophy, Scandinavian studies, and comparative literature, this volume brings out the philosophical resonances of Hedda Gabler in particular and Ibsen's drama more broadly.

The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler

Author: Jeff Whitty

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822222422

Category: Drama

Page: 67

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THE STORY: Beginning immediately after Henrik Ibsen's classic ends, THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF HEDDA GABLER finds Hedda mired in an alternative hell: a place where death is only possible when a fictional character is forgotten by the real-life publi

Hedda Gabler

gender, role, and world

Author: Charles R. Lyons

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: 9780805794175

Category: Drama

Page: 151

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Stop Kiss

Author: Diana Son

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822217312

Category: Drama

Page: 64

View: 8792

THE STORY: A poignant and funny play about the ways, both sudden and slow, that lives can change irrevocably, says Variety . After Callie meets Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transfo

Hedda Gabler

Author: Andrew Upton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780868197524

Category: Women

Page: 98

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Andrew Upton has unravelled the mystery of Ibsen's masterpiece and constructed a psychological thriller of cinematic intensity and power. His superb adaptation gives Australian readers a fresh and exciting insight into one of the great dramatic works of modern literature. (4 acts, 4 male, 3 female).

Hedda Gabler in Performance

A Study of the Acting Techniques Employed by Four Outstanding Actresses

Author: Marilynn Ruth Baxter

Publisher: N.A


Category: Acting

Page: 468

View: 7940

Hedda Gabler

Webster's French Thesaurus

Author: ICON Reference,Henrik Ibsen

Publisher: ICON Group International

ISBN: 9780497255701

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 188

View: 6390

If you are either learning French, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a French speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hedda Gabler. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your French-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with French synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages.