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Inspector - A Comedy in Five Acts


A Comedy in Five Acts

By Nikolai Gogol
Translated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky
Series: Russian Drama
Imprint: Theatre Communications Group
Paperback : 9781559364553, 168 pages, June 2014


Called "the greatest play written in Russian" by Vladimir Nabokov, Nikolai Gogol’s immortal comedy is a pitch-perfect satire of social corruption. Now, renowned American playwright Richard Nelson and the foremost contemporary translators of classic Russian literature Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, collaborate on a revelatory new translation of Gogol’s biting masterpiece. With an introduction and text notes by Richard Pevear, this essential edition marks the first in a series of translations of major works of Russian drama for TCG.


"Pevear and Volokhonsky are at once scrupulous translators and vivid stylists of English."

- James Wood