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eBook The Government Inspector ePub

by Nikolai V. Gogol,Peter Raby

  • ISBN: 0816606420
  • Category: Dramas and Plays
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Nikolai V. Gogol,Peter Raby
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press (August 17, 1972)
  • Pages: 124
  • ePub book: 1566 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1365 kb
  • Other: mobi lrf txt rtf
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 165

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The inspector-general. A comedy in five acts. As with one blow, Gogol shattered the notions of the theatre-going public of his day of what a comedy should be.

The inspector-general. Translated by. THOMAS SELTZER. The ordinary idea of a play at that time in Russia seems to have been a little like our own tired business man's. And the shock the Revizor gave those early nineteenth-century Russian audiences is not unlike the shocks we ourselves get when once in a while a theatrical manager is courageous enough to produce a bold modern European play. Only the intensity of the shock was much greater.

The government inspector. At head of title: Nikolai Gogol. urn:acs6:raby:epub:956-f4f4caeb14eb urn:acs6:raby:pdf:448-9cdb4ffd1ab2. Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich, 1809-1852.

Ревизор The Inspector General The Government Inspector, Nikolai Gogol The Government Inspector, also known as The Inspector General .

Ревизор The Inspector General The Government Inspector, Nikolai Gogol The Government Inspector, also known as The Inspector General (Russian: Ревизор, Revizor, literally: "Inspector"), is a satirical play by the Russian and Ukrainian dramatist and novelist Nikolai Gogol. Originally published in 1836. I taught his Dead Souls a few times, but have just re-read this, a book I bought at a Princeton postdoc seminar in 1978, with the noted Russian scholar Kathryn Szczepanska (Hunter Coll) in it.

The Government Inspector study guide contains a biography of Nikolai Gogol, literature essays, quiz questions, major . When the Mayor arrives and sees Khlestakov, he is sure that he is the promised government inspector

The Government Inspector study guide contains a biography of Nikolai Gogol, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. When the Mayor arrives and sees Khlestakov, he is sure that he is the promised government inspector. Khlestakov is nervous when the Mayor confronts him, and he thinks he is being unfairly targeted. He begins to grow imperious, further convincing the Mayor that this is the man from St. Petersburg.

In this classic satire on human vanity, the corrupt, self-seeking officials of a small town in Tsarist Russia mistake a penniless clerk from Moscow for a government inspector. Through the wild inventiveness of Gogol's comic fantasy the play becomes a celebration of the grotesque and absurd elements in human nature and remains one of the great comedies of all time.

The Government Inspector and Other Works (Wordsworth Classics). Book in the Diák- és házikönyvtár Series).

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The Government Inspector, a perennial favourite on stage and screen, is considered a national institution in Russia, and Gogol’s stories present us with one of the most marvellous worlds a writer has ever created.

120p paperback, red cover, clean pages, a firm copy, in very good condition, translated by Leonid Ignatieff, an adaptation by Peter Raby

Comments

Kerdana Kerdana
Gogol would be proud of this adaptation. Hatcher greatly improved on the original. It is witty, naughty, and makes an almost-200-year-old text truly accessible to contemporary audiences. Note that some of the humour is quite adult.
Mitynarit Mitynarit
great script. Such an easy way to shop
Kulasius Kulasius
This is a classic, a very funny play about a small Russian town with a bootlicking mayor and brownnosing citizens who are not too bright who hear that a government inspector is coming to their town to inspect what they are doing. They are told that the inspector will be incognito. Now it happened that at the same time a near-do-well man comes to the town who has no money and who is hungry, looking for a place to stay, and support. The mayor and town people think that this man is the inspector, treat him as a favorite of the tsar, and give him many bribes, including lots of money. The mayor is even willing to give him his daughter as a wife.
Nickolai Gogol (1809-1852, he died at age 42) wrote the play in Russian in 1835-36. There are many translations of it. It is filled with humor, irreverence, bawdiness, satire, surrealism, and political mockery. Gogol shows that political neophytes and sycophants like the toadying mayor and his associates are running and ruining our governments.
Gogol is the author of two very funny and enjoyable novels: Dead Souls and Taras Bulba, plays, including this one, and many short stories, the famous one being The Overcoat. More than 135 films were made based on Gogol’s works. All of his writings are enjoyable.
TheMoonix TheMoonix
In Gogol's time in Russia corruption was found in every arm of the government. Petty bureaucrats often pocketed money that was intended for public works. The play exposes backwater greed and corruption by showing how thoroughly ingrained bribery and lobbying are in to the culture of smalltime government officials.
The plot of the play is quite ingenious. Khlestakov, a clerk of some sort, but on the whole an entirely unimportant person in the government, is in town at the tavern. He's on the verge of getting kicked out since he's rung up a huge bill. Just when he's thinks all's lost the Lord provost shows up, pays his bill and start treating him like he's the cat's pajamas. Slowly Khlestakov realizes that the towns people think he's an all important Government Inspector and are desperate to bribe wine and dine him so he gives a good report to Petersburg.
This play is a critical social statement about corruption told though the humorous device of a farce. By making light of the faults of our leaders we may be able to raise awareness of the problem of corruption and effect measures that will lead to change.