Wednesday, April 11, 2012

"RUR" Rossum's Universal Robots

"RUR" Rossum's Universal Robots - Title: Federal Theatre - Marionette Theatre presents "RUR" Remo Bufano director. Creator(s): Verschuuren, Charles, artist Related Names: Bufano, Remo. Date Created / Published: [New York : Federal Art Project, between 1936 and 1939] Medium: 1 print on board : silkscreen, color.

R.U.R. is a 1920 science fiction play in the Czech language by Karel Čapek. R.U.R. stands for Rossum's Universal Robots, an English phrase used as the subtitle in the Czech original. It premiered in 1921 and introduced the word "robot" to the English language and to science fiction as a whole.

Summary: Poster for Federal Theatre Project presentation of "RUR" at the Marionette Theatre, showing abstract image with text. Reproduction Number: LC-USZC4-5045 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZ62-117506 (b&w film copy neg.) LC-USZC2-1121 (color film copy slide)

Call Number: POS - WPA - NY .V47, no. 4 (B size) [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.

Notes: Date stamped on verso: Jan 5 1939. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (Library of Congress). Posters of the WPA / Christopher DeNoon. Los Angeles : Wheatly Press, c1987, no. 94.

Subjects: Theatrical productions--1930-1940. Puppets--1930-1940. Format: Abstract works--1930-1940. Posters--1930-1940. Screen prints--Color--1930-1940. Collections: Posters: WPA Posters

RUR Rossum's Universal Robots

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Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

There are no known restrictions on posters made by the Work Projects Administration.

Access: Permitted; subject to P&P policy on serving originals, which requires the use of digital images in lieu of the original posters.

Reproduction (photocopying, hand-held camera copying, photoduplication and other forms of copying allowed by "fair use"): Permitted, subject to P&P policy on copying, which prohibits xeroxing of the original posters.

Publication and other forms of distribution: Posters in this collection were made by artists working for the Works Projects Administration, a "New Deal" program of the U.S. Government. There are no known restrictions on the use of these posters.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, WPA Poster Collection, [reproduction number, e.g., [LC-USZC2-1234]

This file is a work of a United States Federal Government employee, taken or made during the course of the person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the file is in the public domain.

Generally speaking, works created by U.S. Government employees are not eligible for copyright protection in the United States. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF from the U.S. Copyright Office. +sookie tex

A scene from R.U.R., showing three robots.

This image of "RUR" Rossum's Universal Robots Clip Art (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired. This applies to the United States, where Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF. Works published before 1923, in this case 1921, are now in the public domain.

This image of "RUR" Rossum's Universal Robots Clip Art is also in the public domain in countries that figure copyright from the date of death of the artist (post mortem auctoris), and that most commonly runs for a period of 50 to 70 years from the last day of that year. In this case Karel Čapek (January 9, 1890 – December 25, 1938)

RUR Rossum's Universal Robots

February 10,1938 – BBC Television produces the world's first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Čapek play "RUR" Rossum's Universal Robots, that coined the term "robot".

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