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Hedda Gabler 

Not Rated | | Drama | Episode aired 27 March 1993
Hedda Gabler is a beautiful woman married to the solid and respectable academic George Tesman. Then an old flame, the dreamer Eilert Lovborg, turns up on the scene with tragic results.

Director:

Deborah Warner

Writers:

Una Ellis-Fermor, Henrik Ibsen (play)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Fiona Shaw ... Hedda Gabler
Brid Brennan ... Thea Elvsted
Susan Colverd Susan Colverd ... Berte
Pat Leavy Pat Leavy ... Juliane Tesman
Donal McCann ... Judge Brack
Stephen Rea ... Ejlert Lovborg
Nicholas Woodeson ... Jorgen Tesman
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Hedda Gabler is a beautiful woman married to the solid and respectable academic George Tesman. Then an old flame, the dreamer Eilert Lovborg, turns up on the scene with tragic results.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1993 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Version of Hedda Gabler (1962) See more »

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The definitive Hedda
10 December 2007 | by banshee-liamSee all my reviews

I have seen "Hedda Gabler" many times onstage and on film. As fine as several of the other actresses have been, no one has come close in my opinion to conveying the desperation that Hedda endures. Without a trace of mannerism or facile Victorian posing, Fiona Shaw shows us a woman not only of fury and ennui, but of thwarted tenderness and self-lacerating remorse. Her wincing regret over her own snide comments re someone's hat is painful to witness, and the way she sometimes stands with her arms folded behind her back, as if barely restraining herself from randomly striking someone, anyone, is a gesture that says as much about her as any of her dialogue. She and her brilliant director, Deborah Warner, rescue Hedda from the "harpy" archetype that less diligent hands have unjustly fashioned for her over the decades. (Though controversial to Ibsen purists at the time, the silent prologue Ms. Warner created for this production was as effective as any great overture ever created for the ear.) The supporting cast, which includes Stephen Rea, Donal McCann, Brid Brennan, and Nicholas Woodeson, is also first rate.


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