Hedda Gabler

from Henrik Ibsen, Dirction by Pau Carrió

Data
From 02.07.2008 to 03.09.2008
Duration
1h 50min
Synopsis

"Each new work has had for myself the purpose of serving as a spiritual process of liberation and purification. We are never entirely above responsibility and shared guilt within the society to which we belong. That's why I once, as a dedication poem, headed the copy of one of my books with these verses:

To live means to fight the appearance
of dark powers within oneself; write,
subject to judicial process
the self.”

Henrik Ibsen, 1880

Artistic card

Text
Henrik Ibsen
Translation
Feliu Formosa and Carolina Moreno
Direction
Pau Carrió

With
Àurea Màrquez
Àngels Poch
Anna Alarcón
Jordi Rico
Jordi Figueras
Ivan Benet

Scenic space and sound
Pau Carrió
Lighting
Pep Barcons
Music
Llibert Fortuny
Costume
Bàrbara Glaenzel
Assistant director
Eleonora Herder
Shooting advisors
Jordi Arderiu and Joan Alamego
Technician
Guillem Gelabert
Councillors
Míriam Alagarda and Marc Serra
Photography
Eros Albarrán and Bito Cels
Press and promotion
A Portada
Executive production
Míriam Alagarda and Blanca Arderiu
Production direction
Bet Orfila

A production of La Perla 29

Galeria imatges secundària (slide)
Management notes

Hedda Gabler is, without a doubt, one of Ibsen's great works. It's a confrontation, a constant clash between desire and the highest aspirations, and conformity and acceptance of mediocrity. Hedda wants a life full of heroic gestures, grand parties, luxury... but does she have the courage to break with the stability she's assured of? And what if that stability turns out to be boring and mediocre?

Ibsen presents us with an unresolved debate; all the characters live in this debate, each representing a different path, and none seemingly leading to satisfaction. It's a path full of choices, of decisions. If we choose what we do, do we choose who we are? Are we responsible for the choices of those who accompany us? A play of actors. A thrilling story that changes the destiny of all the characters in just 48 hours.

Upon reading the text, I thought: what a pleasure it would be to rehearse this play! It's a piece to be enjoyed in its purest form! Why not bring it to the stage as if it were a rehearsal? Without staging a historical reconstruction or making a contemporary hypothesis. Working directly with the text, with a will for simplicity and austerity. A table, some chairs, an armchair, a few glasses, a record player, jazz... A rehearsal done here and now!

Pau Carrió

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07
feb. 2008
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mar. 2008
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