My lecturer described Hedda Gabler as “the story of a newly married woman who shoots herself with her father’s pistols.” She described Hedda as being ‘her father’s daughter’.
While all this is true, studying Hedda Gabler showed me that is much more than that. It is an exploration of a woman’s place in society, death, relationships.
This was the play that ignited my new found love for modern drama. The story is deep and the writing is excellent. Hedda is manipulative and a complete BITCH and her husband is the ‘boring, academic’ type. I would love to see this play performed on stage (and I’m not even a big theatre buff.)
It’s a beautifully dark play that is well worth the read!