Director's Concept

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Stacey Yip TDGE 1 Nick Drashner 28 February 2011 Director’s Concept In any given play, the director always has a certain concept and overarching theme that he or she is going for. In Hedda Gabler , I interpret the director’s concept as the struggle for power as a woman in a patriarchal society. This concept is evident in the storyline, focusing on a power-hungry female, Hedda, as she manipulates those around her. However, the director expresses this concept through specific choices in costume design and acting that really make the theme of Hedda Gabler evident to the audience. Hedda’s costume choices all add emphasis to the main theme of the play, which comments on the power struggle women are presented within a patriarchal society. From the very beginning, Hedda wears a superfluous silk robe-dress combo. It is implied that what she is wearing is actually her pajamas, since her husband, Tesmond, is clearly in his own pajamas. Hedda’s pajamas, however, look extremely fancy and worn in a way to draw attention to herself
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