The first episode of a 9-part dramatization of Nikolai Gogol’s masterpiece. Produced by Globe Radio Repertory for NPR Playhouse in the late 1980s, the series received wide acclaim. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts, it was sold in audio cassette form, but is now out of print. The other episodes may be found http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Gogol%22
Gogol Bordello’s frenetic live show is a gypsy punk circus, complete with a high-wire act. So when the band arrived at the modest NPR Music offices, we wanted to make sure we were covered technically. If you watch this video and don’t get to the part where Eugene Hutz dances on the desks, then you’ve missed the most rollicking and insane Tiny Desk Concert of all time.
An OTR Classic with E.G. Marshall as host.