Named for a Greek goddess of hunting and (ironically) chastity, Mademoiselle Diana is a redheaded singer and the madam, or procuress, of a brothel in town. She never appears onstage. During his wild drunken debauched days, Ejlert Lövborg was an ardent champion of hers. During the action of the play, however, after accusing Mademoiselle or one of her prostitutes of robbing him of his manuscript, Lövborg causes a fight to break out in her salon. Hedda seems to be vaguely jealous of Mademoiselle Diana’s prominence in Lövborg’s sex life.
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...reveals that a few of his guests, including the madly drunk Lövborg, went to one Mademoiselle Diana ’s salon last night—that is, the brothel run by the red-haired Mademoiselle Diana. Lövborg was... (full context)
...Lövborg is already dead. Moreover, Lövborg shot himself not at his lodgings, but rather at Mademoiselle Diana ’s salon, while attempting to recover “a child that had been lost.” Brack assumed this... (full context)