Paxinou, and Eva Le Gallienne, of whose interpretation a full-drama recording has been made.
by Henrik Ibsen
TRANSLATED FROM THE NORWEGIAN BY EDMUND GOSSE AND WILLIAM ARCHER*
GEORGE TESMAN--a scholar, aged 33, recently married.
HEDDA TESMAN--his wife, aged 29, daughter of General Gabler.
EILERT LÖVBORG--a former admirer of Hedda Gabler.
MRS. ELVSTED--Thea, a one-time schoolmate of Hedda.
JUDGE BRACK--admirer of Hedda, friend of the family, aged 45.
MISS TESMAN-- George's Aunt Julia, who helped raise him.
BERTA-- servant to George and his wife, earlier to Miss Tesman.
Time: late nineteenth century, when the play was written.
Place: Tesman's villa, in the west end of Christiania.
A SPACIOUS, HANDSOME and tastefully furnished drawing-room, decorated in dark colors. In the back, a wide doorway with curtains drawn back, leading into a smaller room, decorated in the same style as the drawing- room. In the right-hand wall of the front room, a folding door leading out to the hall. In the opposite wall, on the left, a glass door, also with curtains drawn back. Through the panes can be seen part of a veranda outside, and trees covered with autumn foliage. An oval table, with a cover on it, and surrounded by chairs, stands well forward. In front, by the wall on the right, a wide stove of dark porcelain, a high-backed armchair, a cushioned foot-rest, and two footstools. A settee, with a small____________________