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Government Inspector

Nikolai Gogol

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£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571280490
Date Published
16.06.2011
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Summary

The news that a government inspector is due to arrive in a small Russian town sends its bureaucrats into a panicked frenzy. A simple case of mistaken identity exposes the hypocrisy and corruption at the heart of the town in this biting moral satire.

David Harrower’s version of Nikolai Gogol’s Government Inspector premiered at the Warwick Arts Centre in May 2011 and transferred to Young Vic, London in June.

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Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (1809-52), the greatest Russian novelist and playwright of the early 19th century, wrote the first realist Russian plays. He is celebrated for his novel Dead Souls (1842) and his short stories ‘The Overcoat’ and ‘Diary of a Madman’. His satirical masterpiece Government Inspector (1836; first seen in London in 1920) was so severely attacked that he went…

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