2014_37_bw_old_man2Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), a prominent Norwegian, 19th century playwright.

His work includes:

Hedda Gabler

A Doll's House


Peer Gynt

An Enemy of the People

and much more!

Hedda Gabler premiered in London in 1891.  It was met with less than great reviews. Even Ibsen's contemporaries called referred to Hedda as , "a complete perversion of womanhood." Now Hedda and Ibsen are  regarded as truly beyond their time. 

Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House first premiered in the United States in 1882 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Many notable actresses have sought to play the revered and strong, Hedda Gabler. Some of the actresses include:

-Clara Hesseclara-heese-original-hedda

-Elizabeth Robins

-Minnie Maddern Fiske

Alla Nazimova

-Ingrid Bergman

-Maggie Smith

-Annette Bening

Glenda Jackson