The Eponymous Heroine

In Art on December 17, 2008 at 8:06 pm

200px-ibsen_photographyHenrik Ibsen, “The Father of Modern Drama,” is one of Norway’s greatest playwrights of all time.  His plays were considered scandalous to his 19th Century audience, as they encouraged the audience to ponder life’s issues and morals.  In 1891 Ibsen’s play Hedda Gabler opened up to poor reviews, that same play is now considered to be a classic.  Oh how far we’ve come!

The story is fueled by Hedda Gabler’s desire to live a luxuriously, carefree lifestyle.  Hedda will stop at nothing to ensure her comfy future, and is lead to despicable deeds, lies, and death.

heddagablerThe Show is back on broadway in January with a familiar face in the lead role.   A role played by the likes of Cate Blanchet and Judy Davis is now being filled by Mary-Louise Parker, otherwise known as Nancy in Weeds.


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