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Karel Capek (I) (1890–1938)

Karel Capek, born January 9, 1890, in Male Svatonovice, Austria-Hungary (today Czech Republic) was a writer, playwright, novelist, journalist, children's author, biographer, essayist, illustrator, photographer and translator. For most people he is best known for the science fiction play "R.U.R. (Rossumovi Univerzální Roboti (Rossum's Universal ... See full bio »

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Krakatit Writer
R.U.R. Writer


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  R.U.R. (original play) (announced)
 2018 Hovory s TGM (book "Hovory s TGM")
 2018 Hmyz (play "The Insect Play")
 2013 R.U.R.: Genesis (Short) (original play)
 2010-2011 Capkovy kapsy (TV Series) (novel - 12 episodes)
- Zlocin v chalupe (2011) ... (novel)
- Ztracený dopis (2011) ... (novel)
- O lyrickém zlodeji (2011) ... (novel)
- Príbeh snatkového podvodníka (2011) ... (novel)
- Závrat (2011) ... (novel)
 2011 Basník (TV Series) (story)
 2001 Svatá noc (TV Movie) (story)
 2000 Na zámku (TV Movie) (story)
 1998 Alilot David (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Ha-Hadifa (1998) ... (story)
 1997 Lotrando a Zubejda (stories)
 1993 A szerelem végzetes játéka (TV Movie) (play by)
 1991 Bolshaya politseyskaya skazka (TV Short)
 1990 Smrt barona Gandary (TV Movie) (novel)
 1990 Závrat (TV Movie) (novel)
 1988 The Poet (Short) (short story)
 1987 Smrt Archimedova (TV Short) (short story "Smrt Archimedova")
 1985 Zenés TV színház (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Lót (1985)
 1985 Hattyúnyak, kebel, dob és cintányér (TV Movie) (novel)
 1983 Retsept yeyo molodosti (novel "The Makropoulos secret")
 1983 Foltyn zeneszerzö élete és munkássága (TV Movie) (novel)
 1982 Plaché pribehy (short stories)
 1980 Zlocin na poste (TV Movie) (novel)
 1980 Temné slunce (novel "Krakatit")
 1980 Hordubal (book)
 1979 Velká policejní pohádka (TV Movie) (based on the novel by)
 1979 Zmizení herce Bendy (TV Movie) (short story "Zmizení herce Bendy")
 1978 Sredstvo Makropulosa (TV Movie) (play - as K. Chapek)
 1977 La misma vieja historia (Documentary short)
 1973 Rekordi (story)
 1973 Vodnická pohádka (Short) (story)
 1973 Ze zivota hmyzu (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 Pokus o vrazdu (short story "Vrazedný útok" - uncredited)
 1972 Tulácká pohádka (Short) (story)
 1971 Eine Räubergeschichte (TV Movie) (novel)
 1971 Ein Mordanschlag (TV Movie) (short story "Vrazedný útok")
 1970 Na und? (TV Series)
 1970 A fehér kór (TV Movie)
 1968 Spravedlnost pro Selvina (TV Movie) (story)
 1967 Teatterituokio (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kohtalokas lemmenleikki (1967) ... (writer)
 1967 Vec Makropulos (TV Movie)
 1965 Kupon (TV Short) (short story)
 1965 Det angår ikke oss (TV Movie) (literary text)
 1964 Cintamani & podvodník (book)
 1964 Loupeznická pohádka (Short) (story)
 1964 Postácká pohádka (Short) (story)
 1964 De dichter (TV Movie) (story)
 1963 Doktorská pohádka (Short) (fairytale)
 1963 Die gestohlene Akte (TV Short)
 1962 Tri slucaja: Slucajno (TV Movie) (novels)
 1962 Pakinateatteri (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Runoilija (1962) ... (writer)
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series) (play "Ze zivota hmyzu" - 1 episode)
- Twentieth Century Theatre: The Insect Play (1960) ... (play "Ze zivota hmyzu")
 1960 První parta (novel)
 1959 Psí pohádka (Short) (story)
 1959 O vecech nadprirozených (short stories)
 1958 Metoda rady Pitra (TV Movie) (short stories)
 1958 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Macropulos Secret (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Makropoulos Incident (1958) ... (play)
 1957 Historia pewnego listu (Short) (story)
 1953 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
 1950 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play "Ze zivota hmyzu" - 1 episode)
- The Insect Play (1950) ... (play "Ze zivota hmyzu" - as The Brothers Capek)
 1948 Krakatit (novel "Krakatit")
 1948 R.U.R. (TV Movie) (play)
 1947 Capek's Tales (books)
 1939 The Insect Play (TV Movie)
 1938 R.U.R. (TV Short) (play)
 1938 Hordubalové (novel) / (screenplay)
 1937 Skeleton on Horseback (play)
 1935 Loss of Feeling (play "R.U.R.")
 1931 Loupezník (play)
 1922 Zlatý klícek (story)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote "The Mother", performed at the Garrick Theatre in London, England, with Louise Hampton and Nigel Stock in the cast. Miles Malleson was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

The Brothers Capek | K. Chapek

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Younger brother of Josef Capek. See more »

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