Capek Four Plays: R. U. R.; The Insect Play; The Makropulos Case; The White Plague (World Classics) (Vol 1)

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9780413771902: Capek Four Plays: R. U. R.; The Insect Play; The Makropulos Case; The White Plague (World Classics) (Vol 1)

"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 Çapek 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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This volume brings together fresh new translations of four of Capek's most popular plays, relevant today more than ever. In R.U.R., the Robot -- an idea Capek was 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 life span. The White Plague is a savage and anguished satire against fascist dictatorship and the virus of inhumanity.

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“There was no writer like him. . . prophetic assurance mixed with surrealistic humour and hard-edged social satire: a unique combination” ―Arthur Miller

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