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Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler

Last 4 in stock
ISBN
9780571336753
Published
15/12/2016
9780571336753
Format
Paperback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
112

About the Book

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free.

This vital new version by Patrick Marber (Closer, Three Days in the Country) opened at the National Theatre, London, in December 2016.

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free.This vital new version by Patrick Marber (Closer, Three Days in the Country) opened at the National Theatre, London, in December 2016.
  • Henrik Ibsen

    Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian poet and playwright, was one of the shapers of modern theatre, who tempered naturalism with an understanding of social responsibility and individual psychology. His earliest major plays, Brand (1866) and Peer Gynt (1867), were large-scale verse dramas, but with Pillars of the Community (1877) he began to explore contemporary issues. There followed A Doll's House (1879), Ghosts (1881) and An Enemy of the People (1882). A richer understanding of the complexity of human impulses marks such later works as The Wild Duck (1885), Rosmersholm (1886), Hedda Gabler (1890) and The Master Builder (1892), while the imminence of mortality overshadows his last great plays, John Gabriel Borkman (1896) and When We Dead Awaken (1899).

“This smartly conceived and surprisingly understated reading of an overfamiliar classic – lent a fresh translation by Patrick Marber... a bold, clear, finally harrowing account of the play... right at the eleventh hour, we’re being presented with one of the performances and productions of the year.”
- Daily Telegraph
“A brisk, cobweb-free, new version by Patrick Marber... forces us to see Ibsen’s masterpiece with fresh eyes.”
- Guardian
  • Translated By: Patrick Marber

    Patrick Marber was born in 1964. He began his career as a stand-up comedian and writer in 1986. He co-wrote and appeared in a number of radio and television programmes including The Day Today and Knowing Me, Knowing You. In 1995 his first play, Dealer’s Choice, premiered at the National Theatre in a production he also directed. Since then he has written plays and screenplays including After Miss Julie, Closer, Howard Katz, Don Juan in Soho, Notes on a Scandal and Love You More. He lives in London with his wife and their three children.

    Photo © Fran Hergessal

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