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Unformatted text preview: 2/28 Well-made play - in between type Contemporary characters and setting Hidden secret/buried past coming to life Psychologically complex charcters Well-made play WMP Invented by Scribe Wrote cookie cutter plays Well-unmade play = W(U)MP Invented by Ibsen Very specific, individual Forces us to think about society and its rules (antagonist) Challenges the viewers to think W(U)MP Marks a major transitional period in history Formal modernist innovator At war with existing social institutions Aggressive towards dominant beliefs Confronts the woman question o What if a woman doesnt have to be a mother/wife/etc? o Can women have control? Women in her life Hedda -> Aunt Juliana/Berta/Thea Elvested Men in her life Hedda -> Tesman/Brack/Lovborg *as much as Hedda wants freedom, shes very scared -> talks a big game but doesnt act imagery Hair dueling pistols portrait manuscript Hedda Gabler realism of chracter and theme...
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