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

Capek Four Plays R U R The Insect Play The Makropulos Case The White Plague This volume brings together fresh new translations of four of his most popular plays than ever relevant today In R U R the Robot an idea apek was the first to invent gradually takes over all aspects

  • Title: Capek Four Plays: R. U. R.; The Insect Play; The Makropulos Case; The White Plague
  • Author: Karel Čapek Cathy Porter Peter Majer
  • ISBN: 0413771903
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Paperback
  • This volume brings together fresh new translations of four of his most popular plays, than ever relevant today In R U R the Robot an idea apek 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 philosophiesThis volume brings together fresh new translations of four of his most popular plays, than ever relevant today In R U R the Robot an idea apek 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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    1 thought on “Capek Four Plays: R. U. R.; The Insect Play; The Makropulos Case; The White Plague”

    1. I can’t think of another sci-fi playwright (at least none have survived in popular memory), so Karel Capek (and his brother Josef, who co-wrote some of the plays) has a rather unique niche. His writing is rather plain and the characters a bit flat – it’s not high art. But Capek creates interesting situations and uses them to question our morals and our mortality. These plays are more about ideas than about particular people in particular situations. The emphasis is on the questions raised [...]

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