Capek Four Plays: R. U. R.; The Insect Play; The Makropulos by Karel Capek,Cathy Porter,Peter Majer

By Karel Capek,Cathy Porter,Peter Majer

"There was once no author like him. . . prophetic insurance combined with surrealistic humour and hard-edged social satire: a special mix" (Arthur Miller)

This quantity brings jointly clean new translations of 4 of his preferred performs, greater than ever suitable this day. In R. U. R., the robotic - an concept Çapek was once the 1st to invent - progressively takes over all points of human lifestyles other than procreation; The Insect Play is a satirical fantasy during which beetles, butterflies and ants provide dramatic shape to diverse philosophies of existence; The Makropulos Case is a myth approximately human mortality, eventually celebrating the typical lifespan; The White Plague is a savage and anguished satire opposed to fascist dictatorship and the virus of inhumanity.

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