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Isbn: 978-87-2655-295-9
Publisher: Saga Egmont
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Accessible since: May 2022


Hedda Gabler

Henrik Ibsen’s 1890 play 'Hedda Gabler' is a study of a woman who wants to climb the social ladder. Where another of Ibsen's great female character, Nora from 'A Doll's House', had her eyes brutally opened ten years earlier to the hypocrisy of the bourgeoisie and brakes away from her husband and children as a result, Hedda Gabler goes in the opposite direction. She moves into this world knowingly, eyes wide open and free from delusions, with no expectations that a bourgeois lifestyle could make her happy. A choice that will have tragic consequences.

The Norwegian playwright and poet Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) is one of the founders of Modernism in theatre, creating a genre that puts human psychology at the center of the plot, and stories that revolve around a past that is impossible to escape.
Ibsen is the second most performed playwright, right after Shakespeare, and is world famous for plays such as 'A Doll's House,' 'Peer Gynt' and 'Hedda Gabler." He wrote over a twenty plays, which have gone on to be performed on scenes across the globe.

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