Hedda Gabler By Henrik Ibsen (Summary, Book Review, Online Reading, Download, PDF)


Written by Henrik Ibsen
Date premiered 1891
Place premiered Königliches Residenz-Theater
Original language Danish
Subject A newlywed struggles with an existence she finds devoid of excitement and enchantment
Genre Drama
Setting Jørgen Tesman's villa, Kristiania, Norway; 1890s

Summary: Hedda Gabler (Norwegian pronunciation: [hedːɑ ɡɑːblər]) is a work written by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Ibsen was present at the world premiere, which took place on January 31, 1891, at the Residenztheater in Munich. It is recognized as a classic of realism, 19th-century theater, and world drama. The main character, Hedda, is considered one of the great dramatic roles in the theater.The married name of Hedda is Hedda Tesman; Gabler is her maiden name. On the subject of the title, Ibsen wrote: "My intention in giving it this name was to indicate that Hedda as a person should be considered rather as the daughter of her father than as the wife of her husband."