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Hedda Gabler (Hampton)

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  4f, 3m

Hedda Gabler
by Henrik Ibsen
A new version by Christopher Hampton

The Ibsen classic, in a new version by Christopher Hampton, was seen at the Royal National Theatre in 1989 starring Juliet Stevenson as Hedda.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 3m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Period
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The Ibsen classic, in a new version by Christopher Hampton, was seen at the Royal National Theatre in 1989 starring Juliet Stevenson as Hedda'... Hampton's was, above all, language made to be spoken not quoted. As such it is the key to the production's success in establishing the'sense of the, at times, appallingly comic spectacle of a claustrophobic and fragile world coming apart at the'seams.' What's On.
M3 (29, 33) F4 (33, 45, 65)
  • Time Period 19th Century
  • Setting A drawing-room

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Christopher Hampton

Christopher Hampton became involved in theatre while studying French and German at Oxford University, and wrote a play in his first year.

The Royal Court's subsequent production was so successful that it transferred to the Comedy Theatre while he was still a student, making hi ...

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Henrik Ibsen

At age 23, Henrik Ibsen (born March 20, 1828, Skien, Nor.died May 23, 1906, Kristiania) became theatre director and resident playwright of the new National Theatre at Bergen, charged with creating a national drama. He directed the Norwegian Theatre in Kristiana from 1857 to 1 ...
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