Hedda Gabler

Hedda – suppose a man came home one morn

Eilert Loevborg

Hedda Gabler

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Basics

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Act Three
Time & Place
Drawing room in the villa of George Tesman, Norway; 1890s
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Monologue Context

Loevborg is, at this point, confessing to Hedda Gabler that he has lost the manuscript of his

Monologue Text

Hedda – suppose a man came home one morning, after a night of debauchery, and said to the mother of his child: ‘Look here. I’ve been wandering round all night. I’ve been to – such-and-such a place and such-a-such a place. And I had our child with me. I took him to – these places. And I’ve lost him. Just – lost him. God knows where he is or whose hands he’s fallen into’.

Ibsen, Henrik, trans. Michael Meyer Hedda Gabler. Methuen Student Edition, 2002, p.83.