Great play, that introduced the word "robot" into English, looks to a future in which all workers are automatons. Their revolt when they acquire souls (i.e., when they gain the ability to hate) and the resulting catastrophe make for a powerful and deeply moving theatrical experience. "It is murderous social satire, done in terms of the most hair-raising melodrama." — Alexander Woolcott. "As awe-inspiring as anything we have ever seen in the theatre." — Heywood Broun. Paul Selver translation.
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Review: RURUser Review - Juan - Goodreads
This is classic! what a sci-fi treat! it's dark and apocalyptic, but it's totally entertaining and also have social commentary and witty satire. I noticed that the "robots" here was more like of an ... Read full review
Review: RURUser Review - Christine - Goodreads
Although this is not the translation that I read (I read the work by Claudia Novack) I found that I highly enjoyed this particular play. For me, it was very insightful to know that the first "version ... Read full review