By Henrik Ibsen
This darkish mental drama was first produced in Norway in 1890 and depicts the evil machinations of a ruthless, nihilistic heroine: the notorious Hedda Gabler. Readers will find a masterly exploration of the character of evil, besides the opportunity of tragedy that lies in human frailty. a real masterpiece.
From college Library Journal
Grade nine Up-Ibsen's vintage is definitely served by way of the abilities of Juliet Stevenson and 7 different British actors, all veterans of the Royal Shakespeare corporation, level, and movie. With first-class diction and customarily convincing emotion, the polished solid conveys the darkish melancholy that touches every body within the play, and at last overwhelms Hedda. short, yet friendly song lightly marks the tip of every act, and sound caliber is sweet all through. particularly entire liner notes make it effortless to discover a particular music, and there's lots of playbill-style information regarding the performers and the play. whereas this recordings isn't a needs to purchase, will probably be a worthwhile audio component of periods learning the paintings of Norway's nice nineteenth century playwright.
Barbara Wysocki, Cora J. Belden Library, Rocky Hill, CT
Drama in 4 acts through Henrik Ibsen, released in 1890 and produced the subsequent yr. The paintings finds Hedda Gabler as a egocentric, cynical lady bored via her marriage to the coed Jorgen Tesman. Her father's pair of pistols supply intermittent diversion, as do the attentions of the ne'er-do-well pass judgement on Brack. while Thea Elvestad, an established acquaintance of Hedda's, finds that she has left her husband for the author Ejlert Lovborg, who as soon as pursued Hedda, the latter turns into vengeful. studying that Ejlert has forsworn liquor, Hedda first steers him to a rowdy accumulating at Brack's and therefore burns the apparently great manuscript that he loses there whereas inebriated. Witnessing his desperation, she sends him one of many pistols and he shoots himself. Brack deduces Hedda's complicity and calls for that she develop into his mistress in alternate for his silence in regards to the topic. as an alternative, she ends her ennui with the rest pistol. The paintings is impressive for its nonjudgmental depiction of an immoral, damaging personality, some of the most vividly discovered girls in dramatic literature. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature --This textual content refers to an out of print or unavailable variation of this identify.