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by Henrik Ibsen

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What is the importance of the home in Hedda Gabler?

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What is so fascinating about this play is the extreme restriction of the staging. You may have noticed when studying this play that all of the action occurs in the drawing room of the Tesmans' house. This is linked of course to one of the principle themes of the play, which is the societal restrictions which restrict and alsmost imprison Hedda in her world of Victorian values. Just as Hedda seems almost trapped in the drawing room, so Ibsen indicates the...

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