13. Henrick Ibsen

13. Henrick Ibsen - Locate the text: Hedda Gabler by Henrik...

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Locate the text: Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen (written in the Romantic Movement, a complex, artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that began in the late 1800s in Western Europe and England and gained strength during the industrial revolution. Began as a revolt against the aristocratic social and political norms of the Age of Enlightenment. Romantics rebelled against the complexity, formality and grandeur of the Baroque style and staid classicism, which had previously predominated. Favor feeling and emotion over reason and logic. Favor simplicity and naturalness which were though to flow most clearly and abundantly from different sources such as the imagination, nature, popular culture, nationality or ethnicity, children and native people) Definition: - Romantic drama appealed more to the emotions than to intellect - Poetic, written in verse - Favored exotic location or the remote and distant past - Heroic, idealized themes and characters, often drawn from myth or history - During the initial phase of his play writing career, Ibsen wrote romantic plays in verse and prose that focus on history and myth - He later turned from writing plays about history and myth to writing about contemporary social problems; his style changed from romantic to realist; his medium switched from verse to prose - His plays revolutionize due to its innovative realist style, but also for its shocking content. - Father or god father of modern drama - His plays discuss dark secrets and scandals which lurk beneath the surface of bourgeois respectability - “He goes out the hall door. Hedda listens a moment at the door. The she goes over to the writing table, takes out the envelope with the manuscript, glances inside, pulls some of the sheets half out and looks at them. She then goes over to the armchair by the stove and sits, with the envelope in her lap. After a moment, she opens the stove door, then brings out the manuscript”
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course HUMA 1720 taught by Professor Gleberzon during the Spring '12 term at York University.

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13. Henrick Ibsen - Locate the text: Hedda Gabler by Henrik...

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