This new audio production, with Juliet Stevenson giving an unforgettable performance as the passionate Hedda, brings this classic drama to life.
Translated by William Archer and Edmund Gosse.
©(P)2002 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.
A great introduction to Ibsen, acted with deft confidence by a wonderful cast. Don't be afraid that this might be just a musty old classic. It is a pleasure from start to finish and perfectly accessible and enjoyable to a modern listener.
Juliet Stevenson is wondrous in the title role of this Ibsen classic, as is Michael Maloney as her husband. It's truly an outstanding night at the theatre without leaving your living room. The audio quality of this recording is also extremely high ... no hiss or tin to contend with!
I bought it for school. But I listened to it a second and third time because it was so entertaining.
The sound of the orator's voice, so melodious and animated. I could imagine the scenes by the tone of her .
When Hedda is supposedly playing the piano, but is truly about to commit suicide.
Yes, I did on the second reading of it.
Wow. What melodrama. That is just the reason I love it. Today's slippery morals without electricity, automobiles and the Internet. If you love Zola, Wharton or Hardy...please give this a try. The play is acted by many. It's over the top...but I was still engaged and shocked by Hedda.
The book Hedda Gabler is listed under Audible Kids. Not really a good book for kids or young teens. You may want to review the book before letting a child or teen go through it. The book has adult content mostly through implied meaning of words and double meaning of words. The book also has a suicide in it. Other then that if you like drama in a story you will more then likely this story. A good little sop opera.
Be aware of different translations/editions of the original text. Otherwise fine.
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