R.U.R.: Rossums Universal Robots
Edition language: Deutsch
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, Czech Literature
I just listened to an audio drama of R.U.R., Rossum's Universal Robots. It's a short stage play from 1920 and it popularized the word 'robot'. It's a story about a group of people who run a factory that produces many billions of robots, over the years, and things get a little out of control. The pre...
bookshelves: published-1920, play-dramatisation, sci-fi, sciences, dystopian, philosophy, fraudio, satire Read in November, 2009 ** spoiler alert ** BLURB - Karel Capek’s three-act play R.U.R. or Rossum’s Universal Robots was originally staged in Prague in 1920. Once it had been translated from ...
A fun little play about a robot revolt. I find it fascinating that the first time robots appear at all, they immediately revolt. It's a play about ideas and also a play that has an almost pulp science fiction feel. A combination of Kafka and Burroughs with some general European intellectualism th...
Had to read it really - the man who introduced the term 'robot'. Apart from this (and lots of robots!) very much a play of its time - A little bit on the socialist propagandist side, A little bit sexist, and racist with it (Please, a fat, bald, short-sighted Jew who dies in a pile of money..., nice ...
I don't read that many plays, but I should probably read more considering that I work in theatre. I picked this one up primarily because it's famous for coining the term "robot". The creatures in Čapek's work aren't really what we typically consider robots today, though--they're more biological than...
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