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Hedda Gabler (Plays for Performance Series) by [Ibsen, Henrik]
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Hedda Gabler (Plays for Performance Series) Kindle Edition

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Length: 130 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Thrilling... re-administers, as if for the first time, the devastating shock and the sheer affront of Ibsen's drama. --Independent

A dazzlingly ironic Hedda: one aware of life's absurdity and viewing it with a mixture of dark humour and angry exasperation... Hedda is often regarded as the female Hamlet. But Eyre reminds us that it is a great polyphonic play as well as a commanding title-role. --Guardian

Richard Eyre's fleet, new version penetrates to the very heart of the play. Not a nuance goes unnoticed, not an irony passes undetected. But that is to make the evening sound altogether too cerebral. This is a Hedda Gabler that also gets you in the guts, as we watch a vain, shallow, dangerously irresistible young woman hurtling towards disaster that will embrace both her and those who are fatally under her spell... A classic that feels continually alive, fresh-minted and unexpectedly witty... gripping... brilliantly illuminating... electrifying. --Telegraph

About the Author

Only Shakespeare's plays are performed more frequently than those of Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906). The Norwegian playwright, theater director, and poet scandalized many of his contemporaries as he led the theater into the modern era by exploring the realities behind 19th-century social conventions.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 787 KB
  • Print Length: 130 pages
  • Publisher: Ivan R. Dee (1 Nov. 1992)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GBCYTKI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,390,900 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By A Customer on 22 Feb. 2004
Format: Paperback
As a student myself, I rate this edition of Ibsen's, "Hedda Gabler" very highly due to its great layout and invaluable commentary. The play itself is gripping, written in a comic style, although essentially a tragedy. For me, the play really came to life after reading the accompanying commentary. Details about all the characters' backgrounds and Ibsen's background help really put the play into context.
I truly recommend this edition to any student who might wish to study the play. I also highly recommend the play in general, as Ibsen's message is powerful in realising the social constraints people were faced with in the late 1800's (does this message still ring true today??).
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I originally bought this cd in order to understand the story as I was auditioning for a part in a local production. It is superb. All the cast are top notch and convey the story of Hedda's great disappointments with her marriage and lot in life. Michael Maloney as her husband is very amusing and you could well understand how his annoying tone and lack of understanding of his wife' frustrations would lead her to do the desperate things she does. For any student of theatre and Ibsen's work this translation is a winner!
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The accompanying notes are great for students studying Ibsen. It's not about "what" the characters are saying, as much as what they are "thinking" while they're saying it!. I loved reading this play - couldn't put it down!
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