TESMAN. Fancy, A...

Hedda Gabler

Act 1


Show Type
  • : 1
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Age Ranges
  • Adult
  • Mature Adult
Norway, nineteenth-century
Act 1

Scene Context

George has just returned from his honeymoon and his aunt, Miss. Tesman, has come to

Scene Text

TESMAN. Fancy, Auntie—I had the whole of that portmanteau chock full of copies of the documents. You wouldn't believe how much I have picked up from all the archives I have been examining—curious old details that no one has had any idea of—

MISS TESMAN. Yes, you don't seem to have wasted your time on your wedding trip, George.

TESMAN. No, that I haven't. But do take off your bonnet, Auntie. Look here! Let me untie the strings—eh?

MISS TESMAN. [While he does so.] Well well—this is just as if you were still at home with us.

TESMAN. [With the bonnet in his hand, looks at it from all sides.] Why, what a gorgeous bonnet you've been investing in!

MISS TESMAN. I bought it on Hedda's account.

TESMAN. On Hedda's account? Eh?

MISS TESMAN. Yes, so that Hedda needn't be ashamed of me if we