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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Well written, and clearly interesting, but now a victim of its own cliché. Sure, that's not entirely fair, but the truth is I have not much interest in reading a robots as a metaphor for the lower ...
Review: RURUser Review - Goodreads
I was hoping for so much more from this. Unfortunately it it so poorly written. Maybe it was the translation. The dialogue is stilted and unnatural. The scenes poorly laid out. Something a middle ...
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Karel Capek - RUR Rossum's Universal Robots - play summary
A wonderful website dedicated to RUR, complete with historical photos of the 1921 play is ... On island is the central factory of Rossum's universal robots. ...
capek.misto.cz/ english/ rur.html
"Rossum's Universal Robots" -- adapted by Lee Shackleford
Dax mckeever as Robot 1-9-5 in the new adaptation of rur ... The original rur (Rossum's Universal Robots) is the 1920 Czech fantasy play that introduced the ...
www.gulliver.cc/ scripts/ rur.htm
English 630: Tragedy and Comedy as Cultural Studies
And although rur was first produced in 1922 it directly follows ... rur updates the themes of artificial life by changing the cyborg maker from a single mad ...
www.wsc.mass.edu/ mfilas/ research/ rurthemes.html
rur (Rossum's Universal Robots) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
rur (Rossum's Universal Robots) is a science fiction play by Karel Čapek. It premiered in 1921 and is famous for having introduced and popularized the term ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ R.U.R._(Rossum's_Universal_Robots)
Capek's rur Excerpt
You will recall after reading our RUR excerpt that the original robots were really androids. Now people are tinkering them together and showing home photos. ...
www.u.arizona.edu/ ~gmcmilla/ capek.html
RUR - School of Arts and Humanities - UT Dallas
When Karel Capek's rur (the acronymic title is short for “Rossum's Universal ... The concerns expressed by rur are as timely today as they were to Capek’s ...
ah.utdallas.edu/ season0708/ rur.htm
Simply put, RUR-PLE is a Python Learning Environment. With the assistance of a robot named Reeborg , we will explore the fun of programming in the Python ...
rur-ple.sourceforge.net/ en/ help.htm
rur (Rossum's Universal Robots)
rur was written in 1920, premiered in Prague early in 1921, was performed in New York in 1922, and published in English translation in 1923. ...
jerz.setonhill.edu/ resources/ RUR/
Only Python: Rur-ple 0.95 is out
RUR-PLE 0.95 has been released. The "end" is somewhat in sight. A copy of the announcement that I have posted on a few lists is appended at the end of this ...
aroberge.blogspot.com/ 2006/ 01/ rur-ple-095-is-out.html
rur: Rossums Universal Robots KAREL CAPEK 1920
RUR Capek is the founder of the Czech school of science fiction writers and an annual award given in the field of science fiction writing in Prague bears ...
www.mindfully.org/ Reform/ RUR-Capek-1920.htm