Dear Henrik Ibsen,
I love you. You wrote plays that are witty, scandalous, dry, Victorian, Norwegian, dark and let women mess around with the "gender spheres" of their time. Hedda Gabler is my favorite play and I have now performed parts of it, seen Ingrid Bergman play her (and Michael Redgrave was Jorgen!), and seen it live (thanks to the Roundabout Theatre) with Mary Louise Parker-- all = <3's.
I have recently watched Ghosts and I am also loving that ish, boo. Your hair reflected the craziness in your head that it genius. I wanna blow kisses to Norway in your honor. Check that. Just did.
I like that you let the women take control and the powerful men are always evil, that's good.
Just the "cock of the walk" "killing time"..."1000 thanks" sir. (If you don't get these references read Hedda and Ghosts)
I hope to see more productions of your work and guaranteed I'm going to read that beautiful, sexy collection.
All of my love,
(Ingrid (1963) and Mary Louise (2009) as Hedda)
(Natasha Richardson and Kenneth Branagh in the 1987 BBC Production of Ghosts)