"The Government Inspector", Paperback

"The Government Inspector" Paperback

Part of the Methuen Modern Plays series

3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


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."The greatest artist that Russia has yet produced" Vladimir Nabokov


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780413584700



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This is a delightful little comedy. This is not great art; it did not change the course of drama or reinvent the way plays are performed and written. It does however entertain and it holds up well more than a century later. It was turned into a movie starring Danny Kaye which is well worth viewing. This play offers gentile satire of government bureaucracy.