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R.U.R. : (Rossum's Universal Robots) (original 1921; edition 2017)
by Karel Čapek, Núria Mirabet (Traductor)
R.U.R. by Karel Čapek (1921)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486419266, Paperback)
Great play, that introduced the word "robot" into English, looks to a future in which all workers are automatons. They 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. Paul Selver translation.
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Based on a pair of comic dramas from ancient Rome, The Comedy of Errors presents a spectacle of pure farce in the spirit of utmost fun and ? as the title suggests ? hilarious confusion. Two sets of identical twins provide the basis for ongoing incidents of mistaken identity, within a lively plot of quarrels, arrests, and a grand courtroom denouement. One of Shakespeare's earliest dramatic efforts, the play abounds in his trademark conceits, puns, and other forms of fanciful wordplay. It also foreshadows his later and greater comedies, offering students and scholars a valuable key to the playwright's development.
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An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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