Hedda Gabler Analysis

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Hedda is a play written by Carol Brown and adapted by Max Hunter. The play is set in a dark room centered around five characters, depicting how they react and communicate with each other through their individual dark fantasies. The play was produced as an adaptation of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler in a modern day and age version. It portrays an absurd and darkly comedic perspective of playwright and actress Carol Brown, disrupting the conventional assumptions about classic theatre while injecting the familiar with spontaneity and vitality, "bridge" the divide between the plays of "then" and the audiences of "now”. As such, it dismantles and exploits an audience's expectations of mundane theatre. By restructuring and reimagining scripts, utilizing mixed media, and blurring genre and theme, the play creates an experience that is visceral, stimulating, and immediate. Each character embodies a certain emotional and inner psychological struggle that is triggered by one another, pertaining to themes of perverted self-love, suicide, self-destruction, deprivation, angst, desire for freedom, desire to be loved, women in society, wealth and success, sexuality, manipulation and borderline mental illness. Hedda, the daughter of General Gabler and married to George Tesman, seems to be miserable, craving entertainment through unremorseful manipulation of Eilert Lövborg, Thea Elvsted and Judge Brack. As far as costume design, each character's outfit portrays its personality. Hedda, is dressed
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