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    Capek Four Plays: "R. U. R".; "The Insect Play"; "The Makropulos Case"; "The White Plague" v.1 (Methuen World Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Karel Capek, Translated by Cathy Porter, Translated by Peter Majer

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    Description"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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    Title
    Capek Four Plays: "R. U. R".; "The Insect Play"; "The Makropulos Case"; "The White Plague" v.1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Karel Capek, Translated by Cathy Porter, Translated by Peter Majer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780413771902
    ISBN 10: 0413771903
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    LC classification: PR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    B&T General Subject: 630
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 06, 31
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 91
    Abridged Dewey: 822
    DC21: 891.8625
    BISAC V2.8: DRA004000, DRA003000
    DC22: 891.86
    Thema V1.0: DD
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    METHUEN DRAMA
    Publication date
    01 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    "There was no writer like him. . . prophetic assurance mixed with surrealistic humour and hard-edged social satire: a unique combination"--Arthur Miller
    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.
    Table of contents
    R. U. R.; The Insect Play; The Makropulos Case; The White Plague