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Eilert (Ejlert) Løvborg: Thirty-three-year-old researcher and writer who has published a popular book. He once had a relationship with Hedda Gabler. Hedda Gabler. Miss Tesman, Yes, it was lucky that this very house should come into the market, just after you had started. .. Tell me, Tesman--isn't it somewhere near there that he--that--Eilert Lovborg is living . Mrs Elvsted, My marriage?. Title: Hedda Gabler Curriculum Guide, Author: Huntington Theatre Company, Name: What kind of relationship did Lovborg and Hedda have? . theatres and request educational and marketing materials for their production.
It was he that was kind enough to arrange the whole affair for me. A mere matter of form, he said. Yes, that may be all very well.
You will have your own salary to depend upon now. And, good heavens, even if we did have to pay up a little! To eke things out a bit at the start! Why, it would be nothing but a pleasure to us. Oh Auntie--will you never be tired of making sacrifices for me! You, who have had neither father nor mother to depend on. And now we have reached the goal, George! Things have looked black enough for us, sometimes; but, thank heaven, now you have nothing to fear.
Yes, it is really marvellous how every thing has turned out for the best. And the people who opposed you--who wanted to bar the way for you--now you have them at your feet. They have fallen, George. Your most dangerous rival--his fall was the worst.
Have you heard anything of Eilert? Since I went away, I mean. Only that he is said to have published a new book. Yes, so they say. Heaven knows whether it can be worth anything!
Ah, when your new book appears--that will be another story, George! What is it to be about? It will deal with the domestic industries of Brabant during the Middle Ages. Fancy--to be able to write on such a subject as that! However, it may be some time before the book is ready. I have all these collections to arrange first, you see. Yes, collecting and arranging--no one can beat you at that. There you are my poor brother's own son.
I am looking forward eagerly to setting to work at it; especially now that I have my own delightful home to work in. And, most of all, now that you have got the wife of your heart, my dear George.Hedda Gabler Character List
Hedda--she is the best part of it all! I believe I hear her coming--eh? HEDDA enters from the left through the inner room. Her face and figure show refinement and distinction. Her complexion is pale and opaque. Her steel-grey eyes express a cold, unruffled repose. Her hair is of an agreeable brown, but not particularly abundant.
Hedda Gabler: Act 3
She is dressed in a tasteful, somewhat loose-fitting morning gown. Good morning, and a hearty welcome! So early a call!
That is kind of you. Come, that's good, Hedda! You were sleeping like a stone when I got up. Of course one has always to accustom one's self to new surroundings, Miss Tesman--little by little. No no, not that! Tesman, please draw the curtains. That will give a softer light. Yes, fresh air we certainly must have, with all these stacks of flowers But--won't you sit down, Miss Tesman? Now that I have seen that everything is all right here--thank heaven! My sister is lying longing for me, poor thing.
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Give her my very best love, Auntie; and say I shall look in and see her later in the day. Yes, yes, I'll be sure to tell her.
But by-the-bye, George--[Feeling in her dress pocket]--I had almost forgotten--I have something for you here. What is it, Auntie? I remember you often spoke of them while we were abroad.
Yes, I missed them terribly. Oh you can't think how many associations cling to them. Of course not for Hedda, George.
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And of course, you know, I shall take most of it upon myself. You needn't be uneasy about my poor sister, my dear Berta Berta Well, but there's another thing, Miss. I'm so mortally afraid I shan't be able to suit the young mistress. Miss Tesman Oh well--just at first there may be one or two things Berta Most like she'll be terrible grand in her ways.
Miss Tesman Well, you can't wonder at that--General Gabler's daughter! Think of the sort of life she was accustomed to in her father's time. Don't you remember how we used to see her riding down the road along with the General?
In that long black habit--and with feathers in her hat? Berta Yes, indeed--I remember well enough! Miss Tesman Nor I. You must say Dr. Berta Yes, the young mistress spoke of that too--last night--the moment they set foot in the house.
Is it true then, Miss? Miss Tesman Yes, indeed it is. Only think, Berta--some foreign university has made him a doctor--while he has been abroad, you understand. I hadn't heard a word about it, until he told me himself upon the pier. Berta Well well, he's clever enough for anything, he is. But I didn't think he'd have gone in for doctoring people. Miss Tesman No no, it's not that sort of doctor he is. Berta You don't day so! What can that be, Miss? Miss Tesman H'm--wouldn't you like to know!
Taken the chintz covers off all the furniture. Berta The mistress told me to. She can't abide covers on the chairs, she says. Miss Tesman Are they going to make this their everyday sitting-room then?
Berta Yes, that's what I understood--from the mistress. Master George--the doctor--he said nothing. He is a middle-sized, young-looking man of thirty-three, rather stout, with a round, open, cheerful face, fair hair and beard. He wears spectacles, and is somewhat carelessly dressed in comfortable indoor clothes.
Tesman [In the doorway between the rooms. Miss Tesman Why, of course I had to come and see how you were getting on. Tesman In spite of your having had no proper night's rest?
Miss Tesman Oh, that makes no difference to me. Tesman Well, I suppose you got home all right from the pier? Miss Tesman Yes, quite safely, thank goodness.
Judge Brack was good enough to see me right to my door. Tesman We were so sorry we couldn't give you a seat in the carriage.