The play was intended as a tragedy on the purposeless of life imposed on the women of his time, both by their upbringing and by the social conventions which limited their activities. When it was first produced it met with misunderstanding and abuse. It has nevertheless become one of the most popular of Ibsen's plays.
I want for once in my life to have power to mould a human destiny.
People are in other rooms, people sitting on sofas and people behind desks. Voices from other rooms and voices carry. People have their destinies as their children in hearts cold ashen wombs worth nothing until it thrown away. I don't want to call it human. I don't see arms and legs and feet.
I felt the tragedy of the loss of Hedda Gabler's life to her own colorless lightning when the speed stopped. Big eyes in a head and I don't k ...more
Inter-weaved into the plot is Eilert Lovborg, a rival academic to her husband who used to have a relationship with Hedda. He is a recovering alcoholic who has penned a brilliant man ...more
I'm definitely looking forward to ...more
This read was much more thought-provoking. And somehow, though it is key, I didn't recall the theme of Hedda's pregnancy at all. (It was a really bad class.) And that's not a spoiled revelation; though she only (barely) admits it ...more
Brian Friel's version of Hedda Gabler throws new light on its two female archetypes - Hedda, the beautiful trapped and doomed heroine; and Thea, the less socially admired, yet much freer, new woman. Both women ultimately take their fate into their own hands, in very different ways.
A th ...more
This play shook the world of "women's" lit long before women could vote. Originally performed only for women, it surprised the the ...more
Or, in other words, is there a specific reason that both Nora (from A Doll's House) and Hedda are written as two rather silly women, both incapable of a rational thought?
Surely, exploring the theme of individuals trapped in situation which they want to escape from has more to offer than half-baked schemes, lies, deception, and artistic illusions?
Trapped in a home, in a marriage. With child. Trapped in a society where women belong to the home, to the man, to the child(ren). What is there for her to control? What is there for her to live - and to die for? What is the way out of the trap?
The play revolves around Hedda Gabler, a newly married woman who is bored with her marriage and life, and likes to toy with people and influence their fates. Ibsen writes about themes of jealousy, rivalry over both love and careers, and the female position in the home, with a deftness that made this play drama ...more
الحقيقه اننى كنت قرأت عن تأثير هنريك ابسن على المسرح العالمى و وودت انا اشرع فى القراءه له ويدات فعلا بقراءه بيت الدميه لكن للاسف بعد وصولى للمنتصف نسيت المسرحيه فى المكتب
فقررت الشروع بقراءه احد اشهر مسرحياته الأخرى وهيا هيدا جابلر
الترجمه السيئه لحلمى مراد اضرت كثيرا باستمتاعى بها
اعجبنى كثيرا طريقه رسم شخصيه هيدا
(امرأة عقيم، مفترسة في عقمها، فكأنما هي جرادة في أحد المروج، تأكل كل ما تقع عليه من زرع نضير وتحل محله الخراب)
اقتبست هذا التعليق لانه م ...more
From the beginning of the play, Hedda clearly expresses a sense of boredom in everything that she says and ...more
Enter Hedda Gabler - bored, fallen, he ...more
As far as that goes, though, I think I prefer Hedda Gabler. I just like Ibsen's writing better, I think (and I read two translations at once, which was a REAL trip.) Also, Ibsen's characters were kind of hilarious. I'm not saying that I didn't poke fun at everyone in "The Awakening" (because ...more
The entire play takes place in the drawing room of George and Hedda (Gabler) Tesman, who have j ...more
All three are married to men who are certainly adequate from the point of view of ordinary people, but perhaps no more than that; and from the point of view of the life not ordinary, because it belongs on the noble heights of tragic aspiration, adequate is simply not enough.
Of the three, Hed ...more
However, I wasn't overwhe ...more
His plays were considered scandalous to many of his era, when Victorian valu ...more