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A Government Inspector

A Government Inspector Author Nikolai Gogol
ISBN-10 9781408173657
Release 2013-12-02
Pages 80
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This version of A Government Inspector is a Yorkshire take on Gogol's 1836 fantastical Russian satire. The setting is here transposed to a small northern town in the twenty-first century, geographically and culturally remote from the centre of government. Into a small Pennine town a mysterious stranger is mistaken for a government inspector. Fearing discovery of their corrupt goings-on, the town's unscrupulous councillors attempt to ingratiate themselves. Bribes, backhanders and brown envelopes abound, and the young chap, who has an eye for a quick buck, takes full advantage with hilarious results. Deborah McAndrew's version of A Government Inspector goes beyond literal translation, but is absolutely faithful to Gogol's stated intention to peel away the surface layers of ordinary people and expose the corruption beneath. It's exuberant, brilliantly witty and original, and audiences will revel in the references to government officials' expenses claims and women's beach volley ball... Northern Broadsides, one of the country's finest and best-loved touring theatre companies, breathes life and vigour into this nearly 200-year-old story. Absurdly funny, clever and strangely familiar, this feels to be the next One Man Two Guvnors. The production premieres at Harrogate Theatre from 7 - 22 September before embarking on an English national tour until December 1st.

Gogol Three Plays

Gogol Three Plays Author Nikolai Gogol
ISBN-10 9781408148617
Release 2014-03-10
Pages 256
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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)

Diary of a Madman The Government Inspector Selected Stories

Diary of a Madman  The Government Inspector    Selected Stories Author Nikolay Gogol
ISBN-10 9780141910024
Release 2005-12-01
Pages 368
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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.

Gogol s Government Inspector

Gogol s Government Inspector Author David Harrower
ISBN-10 9780571280506
Release 2011-06-16
Pages 128
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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.

The Inspector General illustrated

The Inspector General  illustrated Author Nikolai Gogol
ISBN-10 9781635370935
Release 2017-12-14
Pages 112
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The corrupt officials of a small Russian town, headed by the Mayor, react with terror to the news that an incognito inspector (the revizor) will soon be arriving in their town to investigate them. The flurry of activity to cover up their considerable misdeeds is interrupted by the report that a suspicious person has arrived two weeks previously from Saint Petersburg and is staying at the inn. That person, however, is not an inspector; it is Khlestakov, a foppish civil servant with a wild imagination.

Plays and Petersburg Tales

Plays and Petersburg Tales Author Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol
ISBN-10 0199555060
Release 2008-10-09
Pages 400
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This volume brings together Gogol's Petersburg Tales - stories in which the city's inhabitants are confounded with false dreams and absurd visions - with his two most famous plays, Marriage, and The Government Inspector. Detailed notes, maps, and a scholarly introduction supplement these sparkling new translations, which bring out the vitality and humour of Russia's finest comic writer. Includes: Nevsky Prospect; The Nose; The Portrait; The Overcoat; The Carriage: Diary of a Madman; Marriage; The Government Inspector

Petersburg Tales

Petersburg Tales Author Nikolai Gogol
ISBN-10 9780714545851
Release 2018-01-01
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Written in the 1830s and early 1840s, these comic stories tackle life behind the cold and elegant facade of the Imperial capital from the viewpoints of various characters, such as a collegiate assessor who one day finds that his nose has detached itself from his face and risen the ranks to become a state councillor ('The Nose'), a painter and a lieutenant whose romantic pursuits meet with contrasting degrees of success ('Nevsky Prospect') and a lowly civil servant whose existence desperately unravels when he loses his prized new coat ('The Overcoat').Also including the 'Diary of Madman', these Petersburg Tales paint a critical yet hilarious portrait of a city riddled with pomposity and self-importance, masterfully juxtaposing nineteenth-century realism with madcap surrealism, and combining absurdist farce with biting satire.

A Study Guide for Nikolai Gogol s The Government Inspector

A Study Guide for Nikolai Gogol s  The Government Inspector Author Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN-10 9781410347190
Release 2016
Pages 33
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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 and Other Works

The Government Inspector and Other Works Author Nikolái Gogol
ISBN-10 184022729X
Release 2014-09-07
Pages 592
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The Government Inspector, also known as The Inspector General, is a satirical play by the Ukrainian-born Russian dramatist and novelist Nikolai Gogol. The play is a comedy of errors, satirizing human greed, stupidity, and the extensive political corruption of Imperial Russia.

Notes on Nikolai Gogol s The government inspector

Notes on Nikolai Gogol s The government inspector Author Nigel Brown
ISBN-10 UOM:39015005566693
Release 1974
Pages 44
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Notes on Nikolai Gogol s The government inspector has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Notes on Nikolai Gogol s The government inspector also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Notes on Nikolai Gogol s The government inspector book for free.

Gogol s Government Inspector

Gogol s Government Inspector Author Michael Beresford
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106014641077
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 128
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Gogol's "The Government Inspector" must be one of the most misunderstood and misinterpreted plays in the history of drama. This work shows the wisdom, humour and subtlety that is missing in many English translations. The work is part of a series aimed at school and university students.

The Government Inspector

The Government Inspector Author Jeffrey Hatcher
ISBN-10 9780822223375
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 64
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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...[

The Inspector general

The Inspector general Author Nikolai Gogol
ISBN-10 1420932454
Release 2009-01-30
Pages 88
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Based upon a personal anecdote recounted to Gogol by the great Russian poet Pushkin, "The Inspector-General", also known as "The Government Inspector", is a satirical play first published in 1836. It is a comedy of errors that unstintingly portrays human greed and stupidity. The plot centers around the officials of a small provincial town in Russia, who have been informed that a dreaded inspector is soon to arrive. They mistakenly assume that the inspector is Khlestakov, an irresponsible, feckless young clerk returning home from St. Petersburg. The servility and bribery displayed by the officials betrays their fear that their misdeeds will be uncovered. This play, with its complete dearth of sympathetic characters, brilliantly constructed plot, and artful language, creates a perfect comic tension that unapologetically reveals the profound corruption of power in Tsarist Russia. First staged amidst strong objection, "The Inspector-General" has become one of the greatest of Russian comedies.

The Government Inspector

The Government Inspector Author Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol
ISBN-10 0822204665
Release 1972
Pages 63
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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

The Government Inspector

The Government Inspector Author Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ
ISBN-10 OCLC:702778859
Release 1970
Pages 12
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The Government Inspector has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Government Inspector also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Government Inspector book for free.

The Gamblers and Marriage

The Gamblers and Marriage Author Nikolai Vasil'evich Gogol
ISBN-10 1420949926
Release 2014-01-01
Pages 68
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Nikolai Vasilievitch Gogol, the Moliere of Russia, was born in the sunny Ukraine in March, 1809, and died in Moscow forty-three years later. The author of Russia's famous national comedy, The Inspector-General, Gogol was the first dramatist of his country to write plays on the Western European model, even as his friend Pushkin was the first Russian poet to introduce the Western strain into the literature of his people. In the comedy Marriage, which Gogol began in 1832 as The Wooers and completed only in 1842 in its final form, the author attacked in his inimitable manner the modern problem of escape from marriage. By unexcelled, mirth-provoking characterization, and with delightful irony, Gogol satirized the fear of marriage inherent in the soul of the average man. The Gamblers is a masterpiece of dramatic suspense, and has been hailed in Europe as a model for plot development. With a few strokes, Gogol drew this set of characters whose purpose in life is so similar, yet whose manners are so individual. When The Gamblers was first produced in Berlin, it made a striking impression on the audience whose mystification was complete to the very end.

Buyer Cellar

Buyer   Cellar Author Jonathan Tolins
ISBN-10 9781626813984
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 49
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Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A, he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. "Jonathan Tolins has concocted an irresistible one-man play from the most peculiar of fictitious premises...This seriously funny slice of absurdist whimsy creates the illusion of a stage filled with multiple people, all of them with their own droll point of view." —THE NEW YORK TIMES "A gorgeous play: funny and beautifully observed and richly insightful." —Moisés Kaufman "Tolins's writing is smart, sharp, and hilarious—and he paints a vivid picture that even a perfectionist like Barbra would have to applaud." —James Lapine