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Hedda Gabler (1981)

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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Beautiful and willful Hedda Gabler, a very ambitious and controlling woman, enters into a loveless marriage with the respectable but dull George Tesman to insure herself economic and social security. Upon return from her honeymoon, where George also worked on the manuscript for his new book, she hints to George's aunt, whom she resents because she also has influence over him, that she may or may not be pregnant. When her former lover, the idealistic but alcoholic Eilert Lovborg reappears on the scene, he presents a rivalry to her husband's literary standing in the community. She further resents the inspirational influence that Thea Elvsted, Hedda's former schoolmate, has on Eilert. Driven by jealousy and a need to control the lives of those around her, Hedda seizes the opportunity to act when Lovborg misplaces his latest manuscript. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Eilert Lovborg: Hedda - Gabler.
Hedda Gabler: Sh!
Eilert Lovborg: Hedda Gabler.
Hedda Gabler: Yes, that used to be my name. When we knew each other first.
Eilert Lovborg: Can't I call you Hedda - even when we're alone together?
Hedda Gabler: Think it. If you've a mind to. Only don't say it.
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Great adaptation
13 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My Western literature teacher had us watch this movie for class, and I was quite impressed. The acting is excellent: Diana Rigg was a perfect Hedda and everyone else was great too. The set and camera-work work wonderfully for telling the story (the setting is crucial to "Hedda Gabler"-they allow the audience to be close up and personal with the characters. The costumes were also lovely-Rigg looks amazing in every scene. The only problem I can see is the Isben mentioned in his stage notes that George Tesman was supposed to be fair (as is Thea Elvsted)and Ejlert Løvborg was supposed to be dark (as is Hedda) to emphasize the difference between the two sets of characters. I recommend this to anyone who is a fan of the play.


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