Gogol's fascination with the demonic and the irrational ultimately contributed to his own death. While he was on an extended fast, his over-zealous doctors applied leeches to his face in an attempt to alleviate his condition. But the reports show that the only effect of this treatment was to hasten the untimely and somewhat grotesque demise of this most unorthodox playwright.
Produced at the state of the art recording studios of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation with sound effects and music.
Adapted by Elliott Hayes
Performed by Stephen Ouimette
Directed by Richard Monette
Duration Approximately 1 hour...Continua