Theater: Turkey Gabler

Hedda Gabler by HENRIK IBSEN

The world has not been waiting for, nor is it long likely to cherish Glenda Jackson's bizarre offering: a comic Hedda Gabler. She has apparently decided that Noel Coward is really the author of the play. Her performance at Washington, D.C.'s National Theater will certainly rank high in the annals of dramatic travesty.

Presumably, British Director Trevor Nunn must shoulder part of the blame. If he were a line officer in charge of combat troops—and the responsibilities of a stage director are somewhat similar—he would be stripped of his rank and summarily cashiered.

Since no single aspect...

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