Capek Four Plays: "R. U. R".; "The Insect Play"; "The Makropulos Case"; "The White Plague" v.1
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Capek Four Plays: "R. U. R".; "The Insect Play"; "The Makropulos Case"; "The White Plague" v.1

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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) 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 26mm | 240.41g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • METHUEN DRAMA
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0413771903
  • 9780413771902
  • 374,773

Review quote

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

Back cover copy

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.show more

Table of contents

R. U. R.; The Insect Play; The Makropulos Case; The White Plagueshow more