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Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler

By Henrik Ibsen
Adapted by Richard Eyre
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781854598424, 96 pages, March 2005


Richard Eyre's high-profile adaptation of Ibsen's famous 'problem play' about a headstrong woman's determination to control those around her.

Arriving home after an extended honeymoon, Hedda struggles with an existence that is, for her, devoid of excitement and enchantment. Filled with a passion for life that cannot be confined by her marriage or 'perfect home', Hedda strives to find a way to fulfil her desires by manipulating those around her.

Included in this volume is an introduction to the play by Richard Eyre.


"Thrilling... re-administers, as if for the first time, the devastating shock and the sheer affront of Ibsen's drama."

- Independent

"A triumph... Eyre's dialogue is forceful, clear, with just enough idiomatic dash."

- Observer

"Hedda is often regarded as the female Hamlet. But Eyre reminds us that it is a great polyphonic play as well as a commanding title-role."

- Guardian

"Hedda Gabler still has the power to shock."

- Independent on Sunday