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Hedda Gabler

Henrik Johan Ibsen


PUBLISHED: 30th September 2005
ISBN: 9781854598424
ANNOTATION:
New adaptation of Ibsen's classic by Richard Eyre, who ran England's National Theatre from 1988-97.
Hedda Gabler
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PUBLISHED: 30th September 2005
ISBN: 9781854598424
ANNOTATION:
New adaptation of Ibsen's classic by Richard Eyre, who ran England's National Theatre from 1988-97.

Annotation

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

Publisher Description

Richard Eyre's high profile adaptation of Ibsen's famous 'problem play' about a headstrong woman's determination to control those around her.

Arriving home after an extended honeymoon, Hedda 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 or 'perfect home', Hedda strives to find a way to fulfil her desires by manipulating those around her.

Richard Eyre's adaptation of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler was premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London, in 2005.

Included in this volume is an introduction to the play by Richard Eyre.

'A triumph... Eyre's dialogue is forceful, clear, with just enough idiomatic dash'

  • Observer

'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

'Hedda Gabler still has the power to shock'

  • Independent on Sunday

'Thrilling... re administers, as if for the first time, the devastating shock and the sheer affront of Ibsen's drama'

  • Independent

Author Biography

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) is the author of A Doll's House, Ghosts, Brand and Peer Gynt among many others. Richard Eyre (1943-) was director of the National Theatre from 1988-97. His more recent work includes directing Vincent in Brixton in London and New York, directing the film Stage Beauty, and publishing National Service, his NT diaries.

Review Quote

'thrilling... re-administers, as if for the first time, the devastating shock and the sheer affront of Ibsen's drama'

Product Details

Author
Henrik Johan Ibsen
Short Title
HEDDA GABLER
Pages
95
Publisher
Nick Hern Books
Language
English
Translator
Karin Bamborough
ISBN-10
1854598422
ISBN-13
9781854598424
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2005
Publication Date
2005-09-30
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Series
New version by Richard Eyre
Residence
NO
Edition
New edition
Audience
General/Trade