An Italian Straw Hat
Series: Drama Classics
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 127 pages ISBN: 9781854593009Publication Date:
14 Mar 1996
Size: 158mm x 105mm£4.99 £3.99You save £1.00 (20%)
EPUB, 127 pages ISBN: 9781780016436Publication Date:
10 Nov 2015
£4.99 £4.00You save £0.99 (20%)
First Staged:
Paris, 1851

An Italian Straw Hat

By Eugène Labiche Translated by Kenneth McLeish

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A classic 19th-century French farce by Eugène Labiche.

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.

Eugène Labiche's play An Italian Straw Hat was premiered at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal in Paris in 1851.

This English version, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series, is translated and introduced by Kenneth McLeish.

Series: Drama Classics
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 127 pages ISBN: 9781854593009Publication Date:
14 Mar 1996
Size: 158mm x 105mm£4.99 £3.99You save £1.00 (20%)
EPUB, 127 pages ISBN: 9781780016436Publication Date:
10 Nov 2015
£4.99 £4.00You save £0.99 (20%)

Also by Kenneth McLeish:

Peer Gynt
Bacchae
Poetics
Ubu
A Flea in Her Ear
The Master Builder (Drama Classics)
A Doll's House
Oedipus
Miss Julie (Drama Classics)
Hedda Gabler (Drama Classics)
Ibsen: Three Plays
Rosmersholm (Drama Classics)
Women of Troy
Don Juan
The Lady From the Sea (Drama Classics)
Medea (Drama Classics)

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