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An old play with a new look

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Nikolai Gogol's "The Government Inspector" is one of the funniest comedies ever writtenm and Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation at the Shakespeare Theatre Company skillfully plays up the farcical nature of this 1836 satire of greed, stupidity and corruption in 19th-century Russia. Then director Michael Kahn eases the play even further toward absurdity. The result is an extremely entertaining work...

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