History Theatre / RUR

18th Jul '16 3:39:21 PM Aquila89
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Harry.
18th Jul '16 1:10:20 PM marmota-b
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The play is most notable for featuring the first use of the word "robot," taken from the Czech word for slave labor (Capek credited his brother Josef for coming up with it). The term took off like wildfire through numerous languages, despite the play's own robots being quite different from the modern concept of the term.

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The play is most notable for featuring the first use of the word "robot," taken from the Czech word for slave labor (Capek [[note]]or, more precisely, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corv%C3%A9e compulsory unpaid labour in a feudal system]][[/note]](Capek credited his brother Josef for coming up with it).the new word). The term took off like wildfire through numerous languages, despite the play's own robots being quite different from the modern concept of the term.
9th Apr '15 12:29:27 AM Aquila89
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* WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture

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* WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFutureWeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture: But robots will do it.
9th Apr '15 12:28:53 AM Aquila89
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* RoboSpeak: According to Čapek's instructions, the robots are "slightly mechanical in their speech". They don't use contractions, except for Helena and Primus at the end.

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* RoboSpeak: According to Čapek's instructions, the robots are "slightly mechanical in their speech". They In the English translation, they don't use contractions, except for Helena and Primus at the end.
3rd Jan '15 3:52:53 PM Eegah
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The play is most notable for featuring the first use of the word "robot," taken from the Czech word for slave labor (Capek credited his brother Josef for coming up with it). The term took off like wildfire through numerous languages, despite the play's own robots being quite different from the modern concept of the term.
6th Apr '14 10:00:49 AM tesseract732
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* MassOhCrap: The men at the factory believe that the robot uprising has been put down because the mail boat arrived on time. [[Spoiler: The boat turns out to be stuffed to the gills with copies of the Robot Manifesto.]]

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* MassOhCrap: The men at the factory believe that the robot uprising has been put down because the mail boat arrived on time. [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: The boat turns out to be stuffed to the gills with copies of the Robot Manifesto.]]
6th Apr '14 10:00:06 AM tesseract732
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* MassOhCrap: The men at the factory believe that the robot uprising has been put down because the mail boat arrived on time. The boat turns out to be stuffed to the gills with copies of the Robot Manifesto.

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* MassOhCrap: The men at the factory believe that the robot uprising has been put down because the mail boat arrived on time. [[Spoiler: The boat turns out to be stuffed to the gills with copies of the Robot Manifesto.]]
6th Apr '14 9:57:29 AM tesseract732
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* MassOhCrap: The men at the factory believe that the robot uprising has been put down because the mail boat arrived on time. The boat turns out to be stuffed to the gills with copies of the Robot Manifesto.
23rd Dec '13 9:35:09 PM Fireblood
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* HollywoodAtheist: Rossum created artifical humans because he was a materialist, and wanted to prove that God is not needed for the creation of man.

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* HollywoodAtheist: Rossum created artifical artificial humans because he was a materialist, and wanted to prove that God is not needed for the creation of man.
23rd Dec '13 9:30:11 PM Fireblood
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It opens up in the island where Helena Glory, a member of the League of Humanity, pleads Harry Domin (or Domain; the General Manager of R.U.R.) for rights for the robots, thinking they were people being enslaved. He reveals to her that [[UncannyValley the robots aren't human, although they look convincingly like them.]]

Harry explained that while the original inventor Rossum wanted to create a living, working human from synthetic protoplasm that dogs won't eat, his nephew thought that it'd be easier to create simplified human bodies from that same stuff. Harry then explains that this is a good thing; with robots doing all the work, man will overcome the need for toil and poverty will end because robots don't need to be paid, thus making goods cost nothing.

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It opens up in the island where Helena Glory, a member of the League of Humanity, pleads with Harry Domin (or Domain; the General Manager of R.U.R.) for rights for the robots, thinking believing they were are people being enslaved. He reveals to her that [[UncannyValley the robots aren't human, although they look convincingly like them.]]

Harry explained explains that while the original inventor Rossum wanted to create a living, working human from synthetic protoplasm that dogs won't eat, his nephew thought that it'd be easier to create simplified human bodies from that same stuff. Harry then explains that this is a good thing; with robots doing all the work, man will overcome the need for toil and poverty will end because robots don't need to be paid, thus making goods cost nothing.



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Aside from Alquist, every main character dies - amost all offstage.

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Aside from Alquist, every main character dies - amost almost all offstage.



* MeaningfulName: Rossum is derived from the Czech "rozum" meaning "reason". Domin is derived from the Latin "dominus" meaning "master of the house" Robot is derived from the word "robota" which was forced labor for ordinary people on fields of nobility.

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* MeaningfulName: Rossum is derived from the Czech "rozum" meaning "reason". Domin is derived from the Latin "dominus" meaning "master of the house" house." Robot is derived from the word "robota" which was forced labor for ordinary people on the fields of nobility.the nobility (the English equivalent would be "serfdom").



* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Duh

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* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: DuhDuh.



* RobotRebellion: The TropeNamer

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* RobotRebellion: The TropeNamerTropeNamer.



* TheyWouldCutYouUp: Inverted. The leader of the robot government, Damon asks Alquist to dissect him in order to find out how to make more robots. Alquist tries it, but breaks down in the middle.

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* TheyWouldCutYouUp: Inverted. The leader of the robot government, Damon Damon, asks Alquist to dissect him in order to find out how to make more robots. Alquist tries it, but breaks down in the middle.



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Harry says that Rossum first created artifical tissue in 1932. The story is set several years later (not exactly specified how many).

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Harry says that Rossum first created artifical artificial tissue in 1932. The story is set several years later (not exactly specified how many).
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