An Italian Straw Hat

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Nick Hern Books, 1996 - Drama - 104 pages
2 Reviews

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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User Review  - Emily Lewis - Goodreads

An enjoyable but light-weight read that often lacked logic or reason beyond the "rule of funny". Read full review

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User Review  - Jaime - Goodreads

I would love to perform this someday. Read full review

About the author (1996)

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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