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Hedda Gabler

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ISBN-10: 140650145X

ISBN-13: 9781406501452

Edition: N/A

Authors: Henrik Ibsen

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New adaptation of Ibsen's classic by Richard Eyre, who ran England's National Theatre from 1988-97.
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List price: $17.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Henrik Ibsen was born of well-to-do parents at Skien, a small Norwegian coastal town, on March 20, 1828. In 1836 his father went bankrupt, and the family was reduced to near poverty. At the age of fifteen, he was apprenticed to an apothecary in Grimstad. In 1850 Ibsen ventured to Christiania --present-day Oslo --as a student, with the hope of becoming a doctor. On the strength of his first two plays he was appointed "theater-poet" to the new Bergen National Theater, where he wrote five conventional romantic and historical dramas and absorbed the elements of his craft. In 1857 he was called to the directorship of the financially unsound Christiania Norwegian Theater, which failed in 1862. In…