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

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

Karel Capek, Peter Majer, Cathy Porter

ISBN: 9780413771902

"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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"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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