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R.U.R.

Translated by

Cathy Porter

and

Peter Majer

~playauthor~Written by~ Karel Capek , Cathy Porter , Peter Majer ~playauthor~Translated by~ Cathy Porter , Peter Majer

Methuen Drama, 1999

World Classics

Playtext

Acts: 4, Roles: Total (11), Female (2), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...A funny and surreal story of servitude and technology, R.U.R. was legendary Czech writer Karel Čapek’s first major work for the stage. In their introduction to the play, translators Peter Majer and Cathy Porter write...

The Makropulos Case

Translated by

Cathy Porter

and

Peter Majer

~playauthor~Written by~ Karel Capek , Cathy Porter , Peter Majer ~playauthor~Translated by~ Cathy Porter , Peter Majer

Methuen Drama, 1999

World Classics

Playtext

Acts: 4, Roles: Total (12), Female (3), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...‘The Makropulos Case (1922) [is] a tragic-comic fantasy about ageing and human mortality. There are many inspirations for this marvellous play: the Russian zoologist Professor Mechnikov’s tehories about the ageing process...

The White Plague

Translated by

Cathy Porter

and

Peter Majer

~playauthor~Written by~ Karel Capek , Cathy Porter , Peter Majer ~playauthor~Translated by~ Cathy Porter , Peter Majer

Methuen Drama, 1999

World Classics

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (26), Female (0), Male (26), Unassigned (0)

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...Unlike many other plays by Čapek, The White Plague is pervaded not by hope with a little nihilism, but with anguish and fear for what the future would hold. Written in the late 1930s, shortly before the Munich Agreement delivered much...

The Ideal Gnome Expedition

Written by

David Wood

~playauthor~Written by~ David Wood

Methuen Drama, 1999

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (6), Female (1), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...What if the gnomes in your garden were freed from their boring, static lives, and allowed to go off on an adventure? Would they find excitement, or danger; would they be scared or thrilled? Two garden gnomes, Mr Fisher...

The Insect Play

Translated by

Cathy Porter

and

Peter Majer

~playauthor~Written by~ Karel Capek , Cathy Porter , Peter Majer ~playauthor~Translated by~ Cathy Porter , Peter Majer

Methuen Drama, 1999

World Classics

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (29), Female (6), Male (23), Unassigned (0)

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...The Insect Play (or Ze života hmyzu in the Czech) is an unconventional and much-celebrated satire which tells the story of myriad insects and the multi-layered and complex society which binds them; its comical allegory serves illuminate...

Jenufa

From an original work by

Gabriela Preissova

~playauthor~Written by~ Timberlake Wertenbaker , Gabriela Preissova ~playauthor~Adapted by~ Timberlake Wertenbaker ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Gabriela Preissova

Faber and Faber, 2007

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (12), Female (8), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...An extraordinary tale of betrayal, murder, love and forgiveness, Gabriela Preissová's Její Pastorkyna (Her Stepdaughter) caused a scandal in Prague where it was first performed in the1890s. Despite worldwide acclaim as Jenufa, an opera...