Nathan the Wise

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'Once in the East there lived a man who owned a ring of unimaginable worth...'
Jerusalem, 1192. An uneasy stalemate exists between the Muslim forces of Saladin and the western Crusaders. Caught in the middle, the Jews. All sides respect Nathan for his wisdom and his wealth. But in a war-zone no one is secure.
Banned by the Nazis, Lessing's 18th-century masterpiece is a passionate plea for religious tolerance.

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About the author (2003)

\G.E. Lessing (1729-81) wrote three plays in addition to Nathan the Wise (1779): Miss Sara Sampson (1755), based on the novels of Samuel Richardson; Minna von Barnhelm (1767), the first true German comedy; and Emilia Galotti (1772), a middle-class tragedy. Edward Kemp is a freelance writer and director. Earlier work includes a two-part adaptation of The Mysteries for the RSC, published by Nick Hern Books and available from TCG. He is literary manager at Chichester Festival Theatre.

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