Publication details

Ibsen: remembered and reimagined. From stage adaptation to text adaptation – Hedda Gabler retold by Thomas Ostermeier and rewritten by Anna Saavedra



Year of publication 2021
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description It's easy to claim that Henrik Ibsen is our contemporary. Although his masterpieces really address timeless topics such as an unequal status of women, marital frustration or lying in the public or private spheres, their plots are often period-specific. In order to ensure Ibsen’s plays have the desired impact on today’s audiences, they are usually updated to a certain extent. Such an update can take place on the level of direction or on the textual level. In both cases, this is an intriguing way of adaptation. The aim of this paper is to reveal the means and strategies used by German director Thomas Ostermeier and Czech playwright Anna Saavedra. Both adapting Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler in their own creative way.
Related projects:

You are running an old browser version. We recommend updating your browser to its latest version.

More info