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Heterotelic Models as Performatives: From Speech Acts to Propositionality (2021)
Journal Article
Drabek, P. (2021). Heterotelic Models as Performatives: From Speech Acts to Propositionality. Litteraria Pragensia : Studies in Literature and Culture, 30(60), 100-117

Performatives in the sense of speech act theory (SAT) have long been held for the elementary building blocks of theatre and performance. This article proposes a theory of performative models as autonomous forms that are (1) propositional (to be worke... Read More about Heterotelic Models as Performatives: From Speech Acts to Propositionality.

Modelling the World through Play: An Exploration in Repurposing, Representation, and History-Writing (2020)
Book Chapter
Drabek, P. (2020). Modelling the World through Play: An Exploration in Repurposing, Representation, and History-Writing. In T. C. Davis, & P. W. Marx (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance Historiography (ed. Tracy C. Davis and Peter W. Marx)) (397-417). London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351271721

Models occupy a central role in the history of theatre and performance. In contrast to distinctions between models of something that exists and models for some prospective reality, this chapter argues that shifting between models-of and models-for is... Read More about Modelling the World through Play: An Exploration in Repurposing, Representation, and History-Writing.

Scenography 2019 in PQ Talks (2020)
Journal Article
Příhodová, B., & Drábek, P. (2020). Scenography 2019 in PQ Talks. Theatre and performance design, 6(1-2), 26-36. https://doi.org/10.1080/23322551.2020.1771943

Co-authored with Barbora Příhodová, this essay analyses the plurality of scenography as presented in the PQ Talks programme of the 2019 Prague Quadrennial, curated by the two authors. The curatorial concept is explained and justified, followed by an... Read More about Scenography 2019 in PQ Talks.

"Samson Figuru nese": Biblical Plays between Czech Drama and English Comedy in Early Modern Central Europe (2020)
Book Chapter
Drabek, P. (2020). "Samson Figuru nese": Biblical Plays between Czech Drama and English Comedy in Early Modern Central Europe. In E. von Contzen, & C. Goodblatt (Eds.), Enacting the Bible in Medieval and Early Modern Drama (211-231). Manchester: Manchester University Press

The first decade of the 17th century saw a new wave of biblical drama in Czech, with the plays of Rúth (1604), Šalamoun (Salomon, 1605), and Samson (1608) most prominent among them. This essay studies the dramaturgical similarities between these Czec... Read More about "Samson Figuru nese": Biblical Plays between Czech Drama and English Comedy in Early Modern Central Europe.

What is Commedia dell’Arte Today? A Review Essay (2019)
Journal Article
Drábek, P. (2019). What is Commedia dell’Arte Today? A Review Essay. Early theatre, 22(2), 199-216. https://doi.org/10.12745/et.22.2.4128

This essay reviews seven recent volumes on the commedia dell'arte: Christopher B. Balme, Piermario Vescovo, and Daniele Vianello's edited volume Commedia dell’Arte in Context (2018); Judith Chaffee and Oliver Crick's edited The Routledge Companion to... Read More about What is Commedia dell’Arte Today? A Review Essay.

'Why, sir, are there other heauens in other countries?': The English Comedy as a transnational style (2019)
Book Chapter
Drábek, P. (2019). 'Why, sir, are there other heauens in other countries?': The English Comedy as a transnational style. In M. A. Katritzky, & P. Drabek (Eds.), Transnational Connections in Early Modern Theatre (139-161). Manchester: Manchester University Press

This essay analyzes the specifics of the English Comedy (Englische Comedie) as a genre practised by the popular travelling English troupes and their inheritors, during the century between the 1580s and 1680s. Most scholarship has assumed that English... Read More about 'Why, sir, are there other heauens in other countries?': The English Comedy as a transnational style.

Introduction (2019)
Book Chapter
Drábek, P., & Katritzky, M. A. (2019). Introduction. In Transnational Connections in Early Modern Theatre (1-19). Manchester: Manchester University Press

This introduction outlines the methodological, theoretical and interdisciplinary novelties of the volume, reflecting on the historiographical specifics and methods applied in the volume, in its organization, in its treatment of historic documents and... Read More about Introduction.