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R.U.R. (Dover Thrift Editions)

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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.

Synopsis:

Must-read play looks to a future in which all workers are automatons. They revolt when they acquire souls (i.e., when they gain the ability to hate) and the resulting catastrophe make for a powerful theatrical experience. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486419268
Author:
Capek, Karel
Author:
Playfair, Nigel
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Author:
Selver, Paul
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
2001-11
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.13 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Must-read play looks to a future in which all workers are automatons. They revolt when they acquire souls (i.e., when they gain the ability to hate) and the resulting catastrophe make for a powerful theatrical experience. 
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