R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) (Dover Thrift Editions)
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R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) (Dover Thrift Editions)

by Karel Capek
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications

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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.

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