A Collective Drama in a Comic Prologue and Three Acts
Written by Karel Capek
Translated by Claudia Novack-Jones
First performance in National Theatre in Prague
Tuesday, January 25, 1921 7 p.m.
After 75 years, this drama was converted
into computer form by ROBOT id=430912081.
|D*||HARRY DOMIN, central director of Rossum's Universal Robots|
|F*||FABRY, engineer, general technical director of R.U.R.|
|G*||DR. GALL, head of the physiological and research divisions of R.U.R.|
|E*||DR. HALLEMEIER, head of the institute for Robot psychology and education|
|B*||BUSMAN, general marketing director and chief counsel of R.U.R.|
|A*||ALQUIST, builder, chief of construction of R.U.R.|
|N*||NANA, her nurse|
|M*||MARIUS, a Robot|
|S*||SULLA, a lady Robot|
|R*||RADIUS, a Robot|
|O*||DAMON, a Robot|
|H*||LADY ROBOT HELENA|
|T*||ANOTHER ROBOT and numerous other Robots|
|DOMIN||about 38 years old in the Prologue, tall, clean-shaven|
|FABRY||also clean-shaven, fair-haired, with a serious and gentle face|
|DR. GALL||trifling, lively, suntanned, with a black moustache|
|HALLEMEIER||huge, robust, with a red, English moustache and red scrubby hair|
|BUSMAN||fat, bald, near-sighted|
|ALQUIST||older than the rest, carelessly dressed, with long grizzled hair and whiskers|
In the play proper everyone is ten years older than in the Prologue.
In the Prologue the ROBOTS are dressed like people. Their move- ments and speech are laconic. Their faces are expressionless and their eyes fixed. In the play proper they are wearing linen shirts tightened at their waists with a belt, and have brass numbers on their chests. There is an intermission following the Prologue and the second act.