Theater: A Modern Woman's Hedda

Considering that Hedda Gabler is one of the great character portraits in all of drama, it is amazing how stiflingly unanimous critical opinion and acting theory have been about her. For decade after decade, there has been one Hedda, with only minor variations. This Hedda has been a malevolent vampire, a caged prisoner of boredom, a raging neurasthenic. Now, in an off-off-Broadway production by a group called the Opposites Company, there is a new Hedda Gabler, not only beautifully performed, but deeply and subtly thought through in terms that make it peculiarly relevant...

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