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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Not quite what I expectedUser Review - eruann - Overstock.com
For all the hype surrounding this book as the first use of the word "robot", it has precious little to do with what we in the current day would identify as robots. For starters, this is actually a ... Read full review
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If you have ever liked science fiction, this play was really the start of it all. Capek invented the word "robot." I feel like half of all science fiction I have read or seen rips off this book ... Read full review