An Italian Straw Hat

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Nick Hern Books, 1996 - Drama - 104 pages
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Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

The classic 1851 farce.

Fadinard is on the way to his wedding when his horse eats a straw hat hanging on a bush. The owner of the hat is a former girlfriend who insists that Fadinard buys her a new hat instantly. He sets off to find a replacement hat, followed by his fiancée and all their guests. The play develops into a delirious chase as Fadinard hunts the hat and the guests hunt Fadinard and comic misunderstandings litter every scene.

Translated and introduced by Kenneth McLeish.

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Kenneth McLeish was the most widely respected and prolific translator of drama in Britain and, until his early death, edited the NHB Drama Classics series.

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