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Hedda, beautiful daughter of the late General Gabler, returns from her honeymoon with scholar husband Jorgen to confront the boredom and banality of married. Greek National Opera Advance Sales Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) – every day. Telephone Orders Call center: (+30). Use our free chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis of Hedda Gabler. It helps middle and high school students understand Henrik Ibsen’s literary.

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We need to talk about Hedda: why the National’s Ibsen shocker isn’t sexist

We all know that British theatre still suffers from a gender imbalanceboth off the stage and on. When you show a female character being violated or degraded, is it more problematic than if it was a man? We live in a culture where images are often more powerful than words, and in a piece in the Stage, Natasha Tripney calls for less sexism on stage from male directors.

Violence is often more visceral in the theatre than it is on film. It would hardly be a true reflection of the world if theatre-makers chose to ignore violence towards women and presented only strong, positive images.


When it comes to violence on stage, context is all.

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Two pistols are already exhibited on the otherwise bare wall; there is an extraordinary moment when, in her growing frustration, she stapleguns dead flowers to the wall, like exhibits in an avant garde gallery. That inability to get beyond her dressing gown provides one explanation for the difficulty that arises with all contemporary Heddas, whether presented by Carrie CracknellThomas Ostermeieror Van Hove: But this woman cannot get out of her nightwear, let alone get herself a job.

She may have married for all the wrong reasons, including cowardice, but that marriage has put her in a place from where she cannot escape herself. Or indeed Judge Brack. In the circumstances, the final indignities he heaps upon Hedda are indeed sexist, but it is the sexism of the character, not the director, that is being exposed.

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The scene — like watching a spider torment a trapped fly — serves a real purpose, because for Hedda it destroys the last shreds of dignity she has left. Through this depiction gablre Brack, and with that appalling final scene, Van Hove makes us understand completely why she believes that pulling the trigger is her only option, her one last, misguided, chance to find beauty.


But she has, and Brack knows why and so do we, because of what we have just witnessed. Hedda gahler her finger on the trigger, but it was Brack who primed the gun by sensing her fragility and preying on it. Topics Stage Theatre blog.

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