A conversation with Hedda
Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler
provides the stimulus for a wide-ranging discussion in which the public can engage with speakers active in academia and the arts both in Greece and internationally. The discussion will take place under the aegis of the Norwegian embassy to Athens.
Given the contemporary and timeless subject-matter of Ibsen’s text, which embraces both the existential and the socio-political, it will be interesting to see how experts from the spheres of Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy and Art understand and interpret the burning issues raised by the play which link Ibsen’s characters so powerfully with the present day.
How does our contemporary social reality interact with Hedda’s world? Do the behaviours and psychology of the characters in the play call people we know to mind? Might the repeating of history beget a mechanism which determines our fate and our choices? Is Man free? If so, what are the limits of that freedom?
This public debate is another event in the blindspot theatre group’s Hedda Gabler
theatre project. Performances of the play are scheduled to start on 22 December. Additionally, anyone who wants to can upload audio-visual material to the group’s interactive public portal, www.heddagabler.gr
, which serves as a diary for characters from the play.
Entrance to all the events in the “Talks and Thoughts” Cycle is free and on a first come, first served basis.
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before each event.
Simultaneous translation is provided in the case of speakers using a language other than Greek.
The "Talks & Thoughts" events are also live streamed on sgt.gr.
The videos are also available after the end of the shows.
T: 213 017 8002