The Government Inspector: Methuen Student Edition

The Government Inspector: Methuen Student Edition

by Nikolai Gogol, Adrian Mitchell
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The Government Inspector: Methuen Student Edition

Widely held to have led the realist revolution in Russian drama, Gogol liberated comedy from a tradition of didacticism and sentimentality. The Government Inspector, Gogol's masterpiece, was regarded by Vladimir Nabokov as the greatest play in the Russian language.
This is the poet and playwright Adrian Mitchell's version of Gogol's classic satire on human vanity with its story of a penniless nobody from Moscow who is mistaken for a government inspector by the corrupt and self-seeking officials of a small town in Tsarist Russia.

Methuen Student Editions are expertly annotated texts of a wide range of plays from the modern and classic repertoires. As well as the complete text, the volume contains a chronology of the playwright's life and works, an introduction with background, a discussion of various interpretations, and notes on words and phrases.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780413773210
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 09/01/2003
Series: Methuen Student Edition Series
Edition description: Student
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Nikolai Gogol: 1809-52v
Theatrical contextxxi
Structure and stylexxvii
Intentions and preoccupationsxli
The play in productionxlv
Further Readinglxiii
Translators' Note3
Notes by Gogol on Characters and Costumes5
The Government Inspector11

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