The Inspector General

by  John Anderson, Nikolai Gogol

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  15m, 4f

A small provincial town in Russia has been informed that a dreaded inspector is soon to arrive. John Anderson tranlates Gogol's classic.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    15m, 4f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce

Additional Info

A small provincial town in Russiahas been informed that a dreaded inspector is soon to arrive. They mistakenly assume that the inspector is Khlestakov, an irresponsible, feckless young clerk returning home from St. Petersburg. The servility and bribery displayed by the officials betrays their fear that their misdeeds will be uncovered. This play, with its complete dearth of sympathetic characters, brilliantly constructed plot, and artful language, creates a perfect comic tension that unapologetically reveals the profound corruption of power in Tsarist Russia.
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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

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  • Setting: A provincial town in Russia in the early part of the 19th century.

Casting

15m, 4f

ARTMY FILLIPOVITCH - hospital commisioner

LUKA LUKITCH - school superintendent

MISHKA - a servant

THE MAYOR

LYAPKIN-TYAPKIN - the judge

SHEPKIN - the postmaster

BOBCHINSKY - a landowner

DOBCHINSKY - another landowner

A CONSTABLE

POLICE CHIEFT

ANNA - the mayor's wife

MARYA - the mayor's daughter

OSIP - Hlestakov's servant

A WAITER

IVAN ALEXANDROVITCH HLESTAKOV

A MAID

ANOTHER CONSTABLE

A MERCHANT

THE SERGEANT'S WIFE

OTHER CONSTABLES, OFFICIAL'S WIVES, MERCHANTS, ETC.

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Authors

John Anderson

John Anderson

Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Gogol

Hudson Theatre in NYC in 1930 directed by Mr. Harris

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