Capek Four Plays: "R. U. R".; "The Insect Play"; "The Makropulos Case"; "The White Plague" v.1 - World Classics (Paperback)
  • Capek Four Plays: "R. U. R".; "The Insect Play"; "The Makropulos Case"; "The White Plague" v.1 - World Classics (Paperback)
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Capek Four Plays: "R. U. R".; "The Insect Play"; "The Makropulos Case"; "The White Plague" v.1 - World Classics (Paperback)

(author), (translator), (translator)
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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 13/09/1999
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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.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780413771902
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 398 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


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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"
"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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