The Government Inspector

Author: Nikolai Gogol
Editor: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849436673
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One of the most famous comedies in world theatre, Gogol's masterpiece has lost none of its bite. In a small town corruption is rife, and the Mayor and his cronies have got it made. So when they learn they are going to be subject to an undercover government inspection they panic. Mistaking a penniless nobody for the inspector they swiftly fall victims to their own stupidity and greed. A dazzling blend of preposterous characters and familiar situations, Nabokov called The Government Inspector the greatest play in the Russian language. A production of this version of the play opened at the Chichester Festival in June 2005 starring the comedian Alistair McGowan.

A Study Guide For Nikolai Gogol S The Government Inspector

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410347192
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A Study Guide for Nikolai Gogol's "The Government Inspector," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

The Government Inspector

Author: Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ
Editor: East African Publishers
ISBN: 9789966464408
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The Government Inspector

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Editor: East African Publishers
ISBN: 9789966460325
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Diary Of A Madman The Government Inspector Selected Stories

Author: Nikolay Gogol
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014191002X
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Author, dramatist and satirist, Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852) deeply influenced later Russian literature with his powerful depictions of a society dominated by petty beaurocracy and base corruption. This volume includes both his most admired short fiction and his most famous drama. A biting and frequently hilarious political satire, The Government Inspector has been popular since its first performance and was regarded by Nabokov as the greatest Russian play every written. The stories gathered here, meanwhile, range from comic to tragic and describe the isolated lives of low-ranking clerks, lunatics and swindlers. They include Diary of a Madman, an amusing but disturbing exploration of insanity; Nevsky Prospect, a depiction of an artist besotted with a prostitute; and The Overcoat, a moving consideration of poverty that powerfully influenced Dostoevsky and later Russian literature.

The Government Inspector

Author: Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol
Editor: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 9780822204664
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THE STORY: The corrupt, squabbling bureaucrats of a provincial Russian hamlet are suddenly shocked to learn that a Government Inspector is about to pay them a visit--incognito. In this panic they jump to the conclusion that a young stranger recently

Gogol Three Plays

Author: Nikolai Gogol
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408148617
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This collection contains Gogol's three completed plays The Government Inspector, which satirises a corrupt society was regarded by Nabokov as the greatest play in the Russian language and is still widely studied in schools and universities: "I resolved to gather into one heap everything that was bad in Russia which I was aware of at that time, all the injustices being perpetrated in those places, and in those circumstances that especially cried out for justice, and tried to hold them all up to ridicule, at one fell swoop." (Nikolai Gogol) Marriage is a comedy about the business of matchmaking and matrimony; The Gamblers is an exoriating piece about the excesses of the Moscow aristocracy. "Two and two make five, if not the square root of five, and it all happens quite naturally in Gogol's world... Gogol was a strange creature, but then genius is always strange" (Vladimir Nabokov)

The Government Inspector

Author: Jeffrey Hatcher
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780822223375
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A winning combination of light satire and romance...[This] smart, sweet play suggests that the endorphins released by garden-variety love may be the most reliable mood-enhancing drug on the market today. --NY Times. A sharp, tenderly sardonic new comedy...[

Petersburg Tales

Author: Николай Васильевич Гоголь
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192835529
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In these tales Gogol guides us through the elegant streets of St Petersburg, the city erected by force and ingenuity on the marshes of the Neva estuary. Something of the deception and violence of the city's creation seems to lurk beneath its harmonious facade, however, and it confounds itsinhabitants with false dreams and absurd visions - `nothing is what it seems!' warns Gogol.St Petersburg is also the setting for Marriage, Gogol's satire on courtship and cowardice. Finally, for The Government Inspector, indisputably Russia's greatest comedy, we move to the provinces although even here St Petersburg's preoccupation with status and appearances makes its presencefelt.

Gogol S Government Inspector

Author: David Harrower
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571280501
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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.