Government Inspector: Full Text and Introduction (NHB Drama Classics)
Drama Classics series The world's great plays at a great little price. Each pocket-sized volume contains: a full introductionan author biography notes on historical and theatrical contexta plot synopsis key datesa further reading list a glossary of unusual words and phrases (English-language texts) The Government Inspector is a classic satire of provincial bureaucracy, which only saw the stage after the personal intervention of Tsar Nicholas I. A small, corrupt Russian town receives a letter informing them of the imminent visit of a government inspector travelling incognito. When a passing civil servant is mistaken for the inspector, panic soon sets in. Translated and introduced by Stephen Mulrine.
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