[Complete] R.U.R (Rossum’s Universal Robots) K Čapek -dlol

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Post by Tortilla » May 15th, 2014, 10:57 pm

R.U.R. by Karel Čapek (1890 - 1938). Translated by Paul Selver (1888 - 1970)

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/rur-rossums-universal-robots-by-karel-capek/

Volunteers outside the USA: Paul Selver died in 1970. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955) or Canada (author's death plus 50 years), UNLESS the rule of shorter term applies.
Helena Glory, as the daughter of a major industrial power's president, is a woman on a mission. She faces the island factory of Rossum's Universal Robots, the world's leading company in robotic engineering. She is convinced that these new creations called robots they make are deserving of rights like humans do. Everyone else is convinced robots are nothing more than tools for human use. Is it so, or is a robot rebellion becoming a more likely prospect as the robots start to seem more intelligent than first thought?

First performed in English in 1922, R.U.R. is most notable for being the play that introduced the word "robot" into the English language and one of the popular early examples of the science fiction genre onstage. (Mary Kay)

Cast List!
Narrator: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/7008?primary_key=7008&search_category=reader&search_page=1&search_form=get_results">John Trevithick</a><br>Helena Glory / Robot Helena: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/8923?primary_key=8923&search_category=reader&search_page=1&search_form=get_results">Sarah Terry</a><br>Harry Domin / Primus: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/6754?primary_key=6754&search_category=reader&search_page=1&search_form=get_results">ToddHW</a><br>Dr. Gall: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/9293?primary_key=9293&search_category=reader&search_page=1&search_form=get_results">Barry Streifert</a><br>Mr. Fabry: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/8978?primary_key=8978&search_category=reader&search_page=1&search_form=get_results">James Callaghan</a><br>Dr. Hallemeier / Consul Busman: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/8805?primary_key=8805&search_category=reader&search_page=1&search_form=get_results">SteveToner</a><br>Mr. Alquist: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/6281?primary_key=6281&search_category=reader&search_page=1&search_form=get_results">Beth Thomas</a><br>Nana: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/8677?primary_key=8677&search_category=reader&search_page=1&search_form=get_results">KHand</a><br>Radius: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/9295?primary_key=9295&search_category=reader&search_page=1&search_form=get_results">T. Layne</a>Sulla / First Robot: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/6014?primary_key=6014&search_category=reader&search_page=1&search_form=get_results">Tina Nuzzi</a><br>Marius / Fourth Robot: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/9331?primary_key=9331&search_category=reader&search_page=1&search_form=get_results">Rosslyn Carlyle</a><br>A Servant: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/7925?primary_key=7925&search_category=reader&search_page=1&search_form=get_results">Etel Buss</a><br>Second Robot / Third Robot: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/9001?primary_key=9001&search_category=reader&search_page=1&search_form=get_results">Kitty Kay / Mary Kay</a><br>
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      Keywords that describe the book: sci-fi, science fiction, science, apocalypse, love story, machines, rebellion, adam and eve, robots, artificial humans, female lead, corrupt factory

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Post by Tortilla » May 15th, 2014, 11:05 pm

Second Play! This sci-fi seems to have been a desirable title for a while, so I think it would be a good time to submit it to LB. I plan to edit and BC, would like another to narrate, but I will if I must. My second play, so no more for a while, as this is my second one in the works.

Character List:

NARRATOR – 1, 2, 3
(male) HARRY DOMIN – 1 (start page 3-33), 2 (page 34-35, 37-43, 54), 3 (66-87) -TAKEN
(female) SULLA – 1, (start page 3, 13-17) -TAKEN
(male) MARIUS – 1, (start page 4, 13-17)
(female) HELENA GLORY – 1 (start page 3-33), 2 (page 35-62, 64-65), 3 (73-85) -TAKEN
(male) DR. GALL – 1 (start page 19-29), 2 (50-53, 54-65), 3 (66-87)
(male) MR. FABRY – 1 (start page 19-29), 2 (page 34-35, 61-65), 3 (67-87) -TAKEN
(male) DR. HALLEMEIER – 1(start page 19-29), 2 (page 34-35, 54-65), 3 (67-88) -TAKEN
(male) MR. ALQUIST – 1(start page 19-29), 2 (page 45-48), 3 (page 66-88), epilogue (page 90-101) -TAKEN
(male) CONSUL BUSMAN – 1(start page 19-29), 2 (63- 65), 3 (68- 83)
(female) NANA – 2 (page 35-38, 43-45, 48, 53-54), 3 (86)
(male) RADIUS – 2 (page 48-50), 3 (88), epilogue (page 91-95) -TAKEN
A ROBOT – 3 (page 88) -TAKEN
FOURTH ROBOT- epilogue (page 91-94)
TWO ROBOTS/THIRD ROBOT/SECOND ROBOT – 3 (page 88), (epilogue 91-94)
A SERVANT – epilogue (pages 91) -TAKEN
(female) ROBOT HELENA - epilogue (page 94-101) -TAKEN
(male) PRIMUS – epilogue (page 94-101) -TAKEN

The gender marks are for the original play only- gender neutral casting as far as I am concerned. :) It was considering making the parts of Robot Helena (Helena in the epilogue) part of Helena of the actual play's lines as a dual role (with a change of tone or pitch), as well as Primus and Harry Domin, however, the parts can be separated.

Excited about this show. :)


EDIT:

The following roles are going to be combined:

HENRY DOMIN and PRIMUS -TAKEN
HELENA GLORY and HELENA (robot) - TAKEN
SULLA and A ROBOT -TAKEN
MARIUS and FOURTH ROBOT
TWO ROBOTS/THIRD ROBOT/SECOND ROBOT

Please read for both if you choose it. :)

EDIT:

Yayyy! We have finished editing and casting. Hopefully it'll be in the archives by the end of the week. :)
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Post by gypsygirl » May 16th, 2014, 4:36 am

According to the wikipedia page, the translation was done in 1923. Both the original work and the translation must be in the public domain.
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Post by Tortilla » May 16th, 2014, 5:03 am

The translation was done in 1922, as the first English-language performance was in October of 1922. We have already discussed this issue here (viewtopic.php?f=1&t=52060) and I was given the clear.
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Post by dlolso21 » May 16th, 2014, 6:57 am

I can MC this for you.

MW is up.

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Post by Tortilla » May 16th, 2014, 7:03 am

Thank you. :)
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Post by dlolso21 » May 16th, 2014, 7:09 am

I saw that you are editor as well as BC. Are you planning on doing the PL for the individual role files as you edit or requesting a DPL for that? I assume that you will want someone else to PL the acts after you edit them.

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Post by Tortilla » May 16th, 2014, 7:15 am

I am going to request a DPL.
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Post by Tortilla » May 16th, 2014, 8:13 am

DPL sought for project: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=52070

It is posted.
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Post by Tortilla » May 16th, 2014, 8:59 am

MW updated and ready to roll.
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Post by ToddHW » May 16th, 2014, 5:20 pm

May I DPL and read Harry Domin/Primus?

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Tortilla » May 16th, 2014, 5:38 pm

Thanks you! :D I'll sigh you up for both.
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Post by dlolso21 » May 16th, 2014, 6:11 pm

moving to Dramatic Works

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Post by Tortilla » May 16th, 2014, 10:29 pm

Awesome!
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Post by Tortilla » May 16th, 2014, 11:29 pm

ToddHW wrote:May I DPL and read Harry Domin/Primus?

Thanks, Todd
MW updated.
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