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R.U.R.
Narrated by: Alan Bergmann, John Birney
Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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The initials stand for Rossum's Universal Robots. This Czech play, first produced in 1921, introduced the word "robot" into the world lexicon. The Rossum factory robots are so human that a well-meaning beauty travels to R.U.R.'s island headquarters to liberate them. She ends up fomenting more revolution than the human race can handle. With a cast featuring Alan Bergmann, John Birney, Brian Finney, Milton James, Laua Kellogg, Ann Marie Lee, Lorna Raver, Stefan Rudnicki, John Schuck, and Kristoffer Tabori.

Hosted by award-winning writer and broadcast personality Harlan Ellison.

©1999 - 2000 by The Hollywood Theater of the Ear (P)1999 - 2000 by The Hollywood Theater of the Ear

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  • Cather
  • 17-11-06

Surprisingly Modern...

This story might not seem incredibly original, but the fact is that those other stories are just repeats of this, the first story about Robots.

The dialogue is a little overwrought in a few places, which is the only thing that keeps this from getting five stars. The performers do a good job with it, though.

It's truly surprising how well the story holds up after all this time.

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  • D.J.D.
  • 05-08-18

Robot #1

Before this play, the word, “robot,” did not exist. ‘Nuff said. Ask your A.I. to play it for you.