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The Government Inspector (Hatcher) - Acting Edition

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ISBN-10: 0822223376
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" 'Two-and-a-half hours of sheer theatrical delight that is, if anything, even more relevant today - in this age of relentless municipal self-promotion and image-building - than it was when Gogol wrote it, more than 170 years ago.' - The Scotsman" --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Russian --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc. (September 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0822223376
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822223375
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #872,339 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.
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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.
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great script. Such an easy way to shop
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