Saturday, March 16, 2013
Productions breathe new life into robotic-play genre
TribLIVE: They blink and breathe and speak like their fellow castmates. But not all of the actors in “Sayonara” and “I, Robot” are humans; they are androids and robots. Having a robot character is nothing new. In 1920, Karel Capek's “R.U.R.,” which popularized the word “robot,” had seven robot characters. More recently, British playwright Alan Ayckbourn's plays “Comic Potential” and “Henceforward” feature robots in pivotal roles.
Posted by David at 3/16/2013 09:57:00 PM