Publication Date: July 1990
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This dark psychological drama wasfirst produced in Norway in 1890 and depicts the evil machinations of a ruthless, nihilistic heroine: the infamous Hedda Gabler. Readers will discover a masterly exploration of the nature of evil, along with the potential for tragedy that lies in human frailty. A true masterpiece.
About the AuthorSimon Stephens has been the recipient of both the Pearson Award for Best New Play 2001-2 for his play "Port", and the Olivier Award for Best New Play 2005 for "On the Shore of the Wide World". His recent plays include "Harper Regan" (National Theatre), "Punk Rock" (Lyric Hammersmith/Royal Exchange, Manchester), "Pornography" (Traverse and Birmingham Rep), "Wastwater" (Royal Court and Wiener Festwochen), "The Trial of Ubu" (Hampstead Theatre) and "Three Kingdoms" (Lyric Hammersmith).Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) was a Norwegian playwright and poet whose realistic, symbolic and often controversial plays revolutionised European theatre. He is widely regarded as the father of modern drama. His acclaimed plays include "A Doll's House", "Ghosts", "Hedda Gabler", "An Enemy of the People" and "The Pillars of the Community".