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Kristie Woo Professor Todd Salovey TDGE 1: Introduction to Theatre (A02) 28 February 2011 Hedda Gabler: An Innocent Criminal Hedda Gabler is, as you would, “in a pickle”. Feeling trapped by society’s rigid female role, Hedda desperately grabs at every opportunity to gain power and freedom—even to the point of twisted manipulation. As director Anthony Luciano develops Hedda’s tragic, yet villainous character, he clearly highlights how Hedda allows her merciless hunger for lording over others to direct her actions. We begin to see over time that if Hedda wants her way, she gets it. Not only this, but if there are any obstacles in her way, Hedda callously tackles them— even if it means hurting those that relentlessly care for and love her. By the end of Luciano’s play, it is clear that Hedda has done significant damage to those around her, all because of her need to be in control. Through the choice of costume design, casting, and acting we see Luciano’s concept come alive. From the moment Hedda enters the stage, the audience cannot keep their eyes off of her,
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This note was uploaded on 10/09/2011 for the course TDGE 1 taught by Professor Salovey during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.

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