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English actors in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth at the time of Ladislaus IV. (2023)
Book Chapter
Katritzky, M. A., & Drábek, P. (2023). English actors in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth at the time of Ladislaus IV. In J. Żukowski (Ed.), Triumphant harmony. Władysław IV Theatre (286-313). Warsaw: Arx Regia Publishing

This chapter considers the English players in the light of a radical re-evaluation of previously under-researched visual sources, before focusing on three Habsburg “theatre letters” of 1608, 1617 and 1628 valuably supplementing the sparse documentary... Read More about English actors in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth at the time of Ladislaus IV..

Aktorzy angielscy w Rzeczypospolitej w 1. połowie XVII w. (2023)
Book Chapter
Katritzky, M. A., & Drabek, P. (2023). Aktorzy angielscy w Rzeczypospolitej w 1. połowie XVII w. In J. Żukowski (Ed.), Triumfalna harmonia. Teatr Władysława IV (287-315). Warsaw, Poland: Zamek Królewski w Warszawie - Muzeum

This book chapter analyses new visual documentary evidence of English travelling actors in seventeenth-century Poland with a special view to the theatrical culture of Ladislaus IV's (1595-1648) royal court. The centre piece of the chapter is analyse... Read More about Aktorzy angielscy w Rzeczypospolitej w 1. połowie XVII w..

Transnationality: Intercultural Dialogues, Encounters and the Theatres of Curiosity (2023)
Book Chapter
Drábek, P. (2023). Transnationality: Intercultural Dialogues, Encounters and the Theatres of Curiosity. In Y. Meerzon, & S. E. Wilmer (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook on Theatre and Migration (639–650). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-20196-7_51

This chapter reflects on the long history of cultural dialogues in theatre, summed up in the concept of transnationality. Drawing on a range of dramaturgies, it argues for a historiographic approach that foregrounds the transnational and intercultura... Read More about Transnationality: Intercultural Dialogues, Encounters and the Theatres of Curiosity.

Dramaturgy of the Shakespearean Libretto (2022)
Book Chapter
Drábek, P. (2022). Dramaturgy of the Shakespearean Libretto. In C. R. Wilson, & M. Cooke (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Music (761-804). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190945145.013.27

From the late seventeenth century (Purcell’s The Fairy-Queen, 1692), Shakespeare’s plays have entered the realm of music theatre and opera, inspiring both composers and their librettists. Operas on Shakespearean themes have played a seminal role in t... Read More about Dramaturgy of the Shakespearean Libretto.

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.

"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.

'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.

"There probably is some higher power": Philosophical Undercurrents in the Work of Jaroslav Malina (2019)
Book Chapter
Drábek, P. (2019). "There probably is some higher power": Philosophical Undercurrents in the Work of Jaroslav Malina. In J. Brandesky (Ed.), Jaroslav Malina in Scenography and Painting (251-282). Prague: Karolinum Press

Jaroslav Malina was not only a world-renowned scenographer but also an acclaimed visual artist who, throughout his career, kept creating paintings and graphic objects. It has been pointed out by connoisseurs of his work – particularly by contributors... Read More about "There probably is some higher power": Philosophical Undercurrents in the Work of Jaroslav Malina.