R.U.R., Karel Čapek



Title: R.U.R.

Author: Karel Čapek

Typology: Drama

Language: English

Year: 1921

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC.

ISBN: 978-1-5574-2255-2

Synopsis: The dramatic text R.U.R., published in 1920 by Aventinum (Prague), is a science fiction that addresses the place of Man and his freedom, the denial of God and the consequences of greed and exploitation. This is where the term ‘robot’ appears for the first time, soon naturalized in several languages. Karel Čapek attributed the invention of this word (from ‘robota’; forced labor) to his brother, Josef Čapek, artist and writer, who covered the 1st edition of the work.

The stage debut took place in January 1921 and three years later the play was already translated into more than thirty languages.