R.U.R.

R.U.R.

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by Karel Capek, Nigel Playfair, Paul Selver
     
 

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Great play, that introduced the word "robot" into English, looks to a future in which all workers are automatons. Their revolt when they acquire souls (i.e., when they gain the ability to hate) and the resulting catastrophe make for a powerful and deeply moving theatrical experience. "It is murderous social satire, done in terms of the most hair-raising melodrama."

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Great play, that introduced the word "robot" into English, looks to a future in which all workers are automatons. Their revolt when they acquire souls (i.e., when they gain the ability to hate) and the resulting catastrophe make for a powerful and deeply moving theatrical experience. "It is murderous social satire, done in terms of the most hair-raising melodrama." — Alexander Woolcott. "As awe-inspiring as anything we have ever seen in the theatre." — Heywood Broun. Paul Selver translation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486419268
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
08/20/2001
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
400,630
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 8.29(h) x 0.26(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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