Capek Four Plays
"R. U. R".; "The Insect Play"; "The Makropulos Case"; "The White Plague" v.1
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Capek Four Plays by Karel Capek
Book Description"There was no writer like him...prophetic assurance mixed with surrealistic humour and hard-edged social satire: a unique combination" (Arthur Miller) This volume brings together fresh new translations of four of his most popular plays, more than ever relevant today. In R. U. R., the Robot - an idea Capek was the first to invent - gradually takes over all aspects of human existence except procreation; The Insect Play is a satirical fable in which beetles, butterflies and ants give dramatic form to different philosophies of life; The Makropulos Case is a fantasy about human mortality, finally celebrating the average lifespan; The White Plague is a savage and anguished satire against fascist dictatorship and the virus of inhumanity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780413771902
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 13-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Karel Capek
RUR & War with the Newts, Paperback (October 2011)
Two dystopian satires from one of the most distinguished writers of 20th-century European science fiction. R.U.R. is the work that first introduced the word 'robot' into popular usage.
Rossum's Universal Robots, Paperback (June 2011)
Drawing huge international attention following its original production in 1921, Rossum's Universal Robots was a strikingly prescient meditation on the themes of humanity and subjugation that were to dominate the twentieth century.
Believe in People, Paperback (August 2010)
Novelist and playwright, famed for inventing the word 'robot' in his play "RUR", Karel Capek was a vital part of the burgeoning artistic scene of Czechoslovakia of the 1920s and 30s. This title presents a selection of Capek's writing, containing his essential ideas.
War with the Newts, Paperback (May 2010)» View all books by Karel Capek
Captain van Toch discovers a colony of newts in Sumatra which can not only be taught to trade and use tools, but also to speak. As the rest of the world learns of the creatures and their wonderful capabilities, it is clear that this species is ripe for exploitation.
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