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