International Playbills and Book Covers
R.U.R was eventually translated into over 50 languages. These book covers and playbills illustrate how its themes were interpreted around the world.
This flyer advertises the play's premiere in Prague. R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots), By Karel Čapek, directed by Vojta Novák, theatrical set by Bedřich Feuerstein, costumes by Josef Čapek. Czech National Theater, January 25, 1921.
Čapek, Karel. Divadelní hry Karla Čapka (Theatre plays of Karel Čapek: Drama), volume 2, part 4 published by Aventinum - Praha. Cover designed by Josef Čapek. Ot. Štorch-Marien, Prague: 1922. 2. Čapek,
R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots), By Karel Čapek, directed by J. Kodíček , theatrical set by V. Hofman. November 12.
R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots), By Karel Čapek, The Theatre Guild, The Ford's Theatre, Washington DC, October 28, 1923.
Čapek Karel. Kanbara Tai Robotto. Cover designed by Kanbara Tai. Translated by Suzuki Zentaro. Tokyo: Kinseido, 1924.
This Korean translation of R.U.R appeared in four installments in the magazine Gaebyok in Seoul in 1925.
Čapek, Karel. Muzika, František. R.U.R., Prague: František Borovy, 1935.
R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots), By Karel Čapek, Translated by David Short, Alpenrose Opera House, Portland, OR, April 25-27.
R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots), By Karel Čapek, Russian edition from 1924
RUR: La Fábrica de Absoluto, By Karel Čapek, Barcelona: Minotauro, 2003
ロボット (R.U.R), By Karel Čapek, Tokyo: 岩波書店, 2003.
A Fábrica de Robos, By Karel Čapek
R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots), By Karel Čapek, Lydia Mendelsson Theatre, March 6-9.
Čapek, Karel. R.U.R. (Robots Universales Rossum). Translated by Consuelo Vázquez de Parga. Libros Mablaz, April 1, 2017.
R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots): A Collective Drama With a Comic Prologue and in Three Acts from the Czech Writer Karel Čapek], translated to Filipino by Guelan Varela-Luarca (Central Book Supply Inc., 2016), from the English version by Claudia Novack
Yutaka Watanabe. “R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots).” Warahata, May 25, 2020.