"The Government Inspector" Paperback
Part of the Methuen Modern Plays series
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, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 14/03/1985
- Category: Plays, playscripts
- ISBN: 9780413584700
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Review by AlexTheHunn
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.