Hedda Gabler

So, to paraphrase another theater classic, how do you solve a problem like Miss Hedda? To hear director Warner tell it, you don’t. “Here is the bottom line, when I think about what is so fascinating about her and what most great actresses say in taking her on is that you can’t solve her. She’s insoluble. Hedda has taken on an iconoclastic dimension; it is as if she has escaped her own play. It is almost like if you are sitting in Bodo’s, you could see Hamlet walking in, or Hedda walking in. They are so much a part of who we are, and they are so three dimensional that they have escaped their world.”