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Description - Capek Four Plays by Karel Capek

"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 Details

ISBN: 9780413771902
ISBN-10: 0413771903
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 13-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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