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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.

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.

'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.

Transnational Connections in Early Modern Theatre (2019)
Book
Katritzky, M. A., & Drábek, P. (Eds.). (2019). Transnational Connections in Early Modern Theatre. Manchester: Manchester University Press

This volume explores the transnationality and interculturality of early modern performance in multiple languages, cultures, countries and genres. Its twelve essays compose a complex image of theatre connections as a socially, economically, politicall... Read More about Transnational Connections in Early Modern Theatre.

"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.

National e-resources of Shakespeare translations in Europe: (Dis)assembling the black box (2019)
Journal Article
Cetera-Włodarczyk, A., Tronch, J., Drábek, P., Gaydin, B., Makarov, V., Montorfano, B., …Zakharov, N. (2019). National e-resources of Shakespeare translations in Europe: (Dis)assembling the black box. Cahiers Élisabéthains: A Biannual Journal of English Renaissance Studies, 99(1), 89-101. https://doi.org/10.1177/0184767819835567

© The Author(s) 2019. This article discusses the construction, operation and scholarly usefulness of electronic resources of Shakespeare translations. In particular, it offers an overview of several existing European digital resources of Shakespeare... Read More about National e-resources of Shakespeare translations in Europe: (Dis)assembling the black box.

Shakespeare’s myriad-minded stage: Propositional spaces of cultural hybridity (2019)
Journal Article
Drábek, P. (2019). Shakespeare’s myriad-minded stage: Propositional spaces of cultural hybridity. Cahiers Élisabéthains: A Biannual Journal of English Renaissance Studies, 99(1), 45-55. https://doi.org/10.1177/0184767819835551

© The Author(s) 2019. The concept of hybridity is profoundly ingrained in logocentric epistemologies that assert such cultural constructs as the unity of a text, authorship, ownership or an identity of sorts. This article aims at hybridity that takes... Read More about Shakespeare’s myriad-minded stage: Propositional spaces of cultural hybridity.

Book review: Robert Henke. Poverty and charity in early modern theater and performance. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2015. Pp xiv, 198 (2018)
Journal Article
Drábek, P. (2018). Book review: Robert Henke. Poverty and charity in early modern theater and performance. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2015. Pp xiv, 198. Early theatre, 21(1), 209-212. https://doi.org/10.12745/et.21.1.3540

A book review of Robert Henke. Poverty and Charity in Early Modern Theater and Performance. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2015. Pp xiv, 198.

Book review: Two Books on Translation for the Stage (2018)
Journal Article
Drábek, P. (2018). Book review: Two Books on Translation for the Stage. Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance, 11(1), 111-117. https://doi.org/10.1386/jafp.11.1.111_5

Two Books on Translation for the Stage A book review of: ADAPTING TRANSLATION FOR THE STAGE. EDITED BY GERALDINE BRODIE AND EMMA COLE (2017) London and New York: Routledge. 298 pp., and THE TRANSLATOR ON STAGE, GERALDINE BRODIE (2018) New York:... Read More about Book review: Two Books on Translation for the Stage.

Shakespeare's myriad-minded stage as a transnational forum: Openness and plurality in drama translation (2018)
Journal Article
Drabek, P. (2018). Shakespeare's myriad-minded stage as a transnational forum: Openness and plurality in drama translation. Shakespeare Studies -Columbia then Albuquerque-, 46, 35-46

In 1997, Stephen Greenblatt observed in his introduction to The Norton Shakespeare: “The fantastic diffusion and long life of Shakespeare’s works depends on their extraordinary malleability”. Two years later, Christy Desmet and Robert Sawyer publishe... Read More about Shakespeare's myriad-minded stage as a transnational forum: Openness and plurality in drama translation.

Translating classical plays: collected papers, J. Michael Walton (2016) London and New York: Routledge, 270pp. (2017)
Journal Article
Drábek, P. (2017). Translating classical plays: collected papers, J. Michael Walton (2016) London and New York: Routledge, 270pp. Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance, 10(1), 81-83. https://doi.org/10.1386/jafp.10.1.81_5

Review of J. Michael Walton. Translating Classical Plays: Collected Papers. London and New York: Routledge, 2016. 270pp. ISBN 9781138124325. £85.00 (hb). ISBN 9781315648231. £24.49 (eb).