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By Henrik Ibsen

ISBN-10: 0486264696

ISBN-13: 9780486264691

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.

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And look here—put this letter in the post. BERTA. ] Yes, ma‘am. [She opens the door for JUDGE BRACK and goes out herself. Brack is a main of forty‐five; thick set, but well‐built and elastic in his movements. His face is roundish with an aristocratic profile.  His moustaches are also thick, with short‐cut ends. He wears a well‐cut walking‐suit, a little too youthful for his age. He uses an eye‐glass, which he now and then lets drop. JUDGE BRACK. ] May one venture to call so early in the day? HEDDA.

Now tell me something about your life at home.  ELVSTED. Oh, that is just what I care least to speak about. HEDDA.  Why, weren‘t we schoolfellows?  ELVSTED.  Oh, how dreadfully afraid of you I was then! HEDDA. Afraid of me?  ELVSTED.  For when we met on the stairs you used always to pull my hair. HEDDA. Did I, really?  ELVSTED. Yes, and once you said you would burn it off my head. HEDDA. Oh that was all nonsense, of course.  ELVSTED. —And since then, too—we have drifted so far—far apart from each other.

ELVSTED.  And he, on his side, has made a real human being of me—taught me to think, and to understand so many things. HEDDA. Did he give you lessons too, then?  ELVSTED. No, not exactly lessons. But he talked to me—talked about such an infinity of things. And then came the lovely, happy time when I began to share in his work—when he allowed me to help him! HEDDA. Oh he did, did he?  ELVSTED.  He never wrote anything without my assistance. HEDDA. You were two good comrades, in fact?  ELVSTED. ] Comrades!

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