The Gardener, Summerhall, Review -
EdinburghGuide.comThe Gardener, Summerhall, ReviewEdinburghGuide.comThe Gardener is inspired by Karel Capek's novella The Gardener's Year, but sadly no credit for the adaptor/writer. This lovely wee piece of theatre, where seasons are a metaphor for ageing, is about believing in tomorrow at any age. It is delivered ...
Posted on 13 August 2017 | 2:10 pm
Riverland Theatre announces 2017-18 season -
Riverland Theatre announces 2017-18 seasonAlbert Lea TribuneThe season opens Oct. 4 with the play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) by Karel Capek, and adapted by Susan V. Hansen, a Riverland faculty member. In 1921, Czech writer Karel Capek introduced the word “robot” to the world in the science fiction play ...
Posted on 12 August 2017 | 7:06 am
Limerick's Issey set for national spotlight
Limerick LeaderLimerick's Issey set for national spotlightLimerick LeaderA YOUNG Adare actress will join the National Youth Theatre this month, alongside 15 other talented youths, to perform the classic science fiction play Rossum's Universal Robots, by playwright Karel Capek. Isolde 'Issey' Fenton, 19, has been a member of ...
Posted on 5 August 2017 | 12:03 am
I think my toaster is spying on me - Ledger
Ledger IndependentI think my toaster is spying on meLedger IndependentI think I am going to invest in street corner futures. You know, buy a soap box, tin cup, permanent marker and a sign, and begin a lucrative career declaring the end of the world is nigh because of technology. After all, that sort of scam has made Al ...
Posted on 3 August 2017 | 10:44 am
Kingfisher Theater announces 2017-18 season
Kingfisher Theater announces 2017-18 seasonMonroe County Post“R.U.R.,” an original thriller written by Czech writer Karel Capek in 1920, will run in April 2018. Short for Rossum's Universal Robots, “R.U.R.” is a story about what makes people human and the lengths they will go to protect themselves, their ...
Posted on 31 July 2017 | 4:19 pm
Unnerving consideration of artificial
Shrewdly imagined and persuasively made, "Ex Machina" is a spooky piece of speculative fiction that's completely plausible, capable of both thinking big thoughts and providing pulp thrills. But even saying that doesn't do this quietly unnerving film full justice.
Posted on 9 April 2015 | 5:34 pm
The worrying rise of robots
He called it Murdering Machine. Just a year later, in 1921, Czech playwright Karel Capek would write his prescient drama Rossum's Universal Robots. This was the first time the word robot had been used to describe a phenomenon that was exercising the minds ...
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 3:03 am
Rampaging robots make for great read
In the early 1920s, Karel Capek wrote R.U.R. or Rossum’s Universal Robots about robots that did just that and writers have never looked back. All but two of the stories are written from a person’s point of view. There’s a doctor working in a hospital ...
Posted on 8 August 2015 | 11:39 pm
Unique photographs found in Čapek's villa
Prague, June 16 (CTK) - Unique photographs of Czech writer Karel Capek (1890-1938) by various authors, including unknown pictures from his public and private life, have been found in his villa in Prague-Vinohrady, Alice Nussbergerova, from the Prague 10 ...
Posted on 16 June 2015 | 2:48 pm
A robot revolution in the Sean O’Sullivan
The Dramatic Arts Department at Brock University is presenting their rendition of Karel Capek’s play Rossum’s Universal Robots from Feb. 12-14 Sci-fi and theatre fans alike will come together when the Department of Dramatic Arts presents an adaptation ...
Posted on 9 February 2015 | 4:00 pm
Friendly Robots: The Future Of Advanced
When the Czech writer Karel Capek started working on his science fiction play ... workers to use their minds for more interesting work,” Lawton says. "Advanced manufacturing is an important area of focus for GE, both as an investor and a manufacturer ...
Posted on 13 January 2015 | 2:23 am