Hedda Gabler Movies & Media Adaptations

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By the time film became commercially viable, Ibsen's reputation as one of the world's greatest dramatists was secure. In Europe and the United States, many early film directors tried their hand at adapting Ibsen's plays to the early cinema. Hedda Gabler was adapted to the silent screen at least three times: in the United States in 1917, by Frank Powell; in Italy in 1919, by Giovanni Pastrone; and in Germany in 1924, by Franz Eckstein.

A 1963 British television version of Hedda Gabler, directed by Alex Segal, cast major film stars Ingrid Bergman as Hedda, Trevor Howard as Lovborg, Michael Redgrave as Tesman, and Ralph Richardson as Judge (Assesor) Brack.

Another television version of the play was produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC-TV) in 1972. Directed by Waris Hussein, its cast includes Tom Bell, Ian McKellen, and Janet Suzman. A video version is available from Time-Life Multimedia in the United States.

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