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, in addition to the potential of tragedy that lies in human frailty. a real masterpiece.
From university Library Journal
Grade nine Up-Ibsen's vintage is easily served by means of the skills of Juliet Stevenson and 7 different British actors, all veterans of the Royal Shakespeare corporation, degree, and picture. With first-class diction and customarily convincing emotion, the polished forged conveys the darkish melancholy that touches every person within the play, and at last overwhelms Hedda. short, yet friendly tune lightly marks the tip of every act, and sound caliber is nice all through. enormously 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, it is going to be a worthy audio portion 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 by way of Henrik Ibsen, released in 1890 and produced the next yr. The paintings finds Hedda Gabler as a egocentric, cynical girl bored by means of 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, unearths 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 collecting at Brack's and therefore burns the apparently marvelous manuscript that he loses there whereas under the influence of alcohol. Witnessing his desperation, she sends him one of many pistols and he shoots himself. Brack deduces Hedda's complicity and calls for that she turn into his mistress in alternate for his silence in regards to the topic. as an alternative, she ends her ennui with the remainder pistol. The paintings is impressive for its nonjudgmental depiction of an immoral, damaging personality, essentially the most vividly learned girls in dramatic literature. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature --This textual content refers to an out of print or unavailable version of this identify.