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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.

What is Commedia dell’Arte Today? A Review Essay (2019)
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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.

National e-resources of Shakespeare translations in Europe: (Dis)assembling the black box (2019)
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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)
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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

Shakespeare's Myriad-Minded Stage: Propositional Spaces of Cultural Hybridity The concept of hybridity is predicated on an assumed notion of purity, fixity or clarity. Arguably, this is profoundly ingrained in logocentric epistemologies that assert s... 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)
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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)
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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)
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Drábek, P. (2018). Shakespeare’s myriad-minded stage as a transnational forum : Openness and plurality in drama translation. Shakespeare Studies -Columbia then Albuquerque-, 46, 35-47

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)
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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).

Book review: 3x on new dramaturgy and adaptation at Bloomsbury Methuen Drama (2016)
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Drabek, P., & Drábek, P. (2016). Book review: 3x on new dramaturgy and adaptation at Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. Theatralia, 19(2), 156-159

Reviews of Margherita LAERA (ed.). Theatre and Adaptation: Return, Rewrite, Repeat. London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2014. 284pp. Katalin TRENCSÉNYI and Bernadette COCHRANE (eds.). New Dramaturgy: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice. Lo... Read More about Book review: 3x on new dramaturgy and adaptation at Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

Bakhtin and theatre? (2016)
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Drabek, P., & Drábek, P. (2016). Bakhtin and theatre?. Theatralia, 19(2), 152-155

Review of Dick McCaw. Bakhtin and Theatre: Dialogues with Stanislavsky, Meyerhold and Grotowski. London and New York: Routledge, 2016. 247pp.

Sládkova strukturalistická smršť (2016)
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Drabek, P., & Drábek, P. (2016). Sládkova strukturalistická smršť. Theatralia, 19(1), 282-289 . https://doi.org/10.5817/TY2016-1-12

Reviewed works: Sládek, Ondřej. Jan Mukařovský: život a dílo. První vydání. Brno: Host, 2015. 446 s. ISBN 978-80-7491-531-4. Sládek, Ondřej. The metamorphoses of Prague School structural poetics. Muenchen: LINCOM GmbH, 2015. 196 s. Travaux linguistiq... Read More about Sládkova strukturalistická smršť.

Book review: Singing simpkin and other bawdy jigs: musical comedy on the Shakespearean stage: scripts, music & context, by Roger Clegg and Lucie Skeaping, with an appendix of dance instructions by Anne Daye, Exeter, University of Exeter Press, 2014, 340 p (2016)
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Drábek, P. (2017). Book review: Singing simpkin and other bawdy jigs: musical comedy on the Shakespearean stage: scripts, music & context, by Roger Clegg and Lucie Skeaping, with an appendix of dance instructions by Anne Daye, Exeter, University of Exeter Press, 2014, 340 pp. Studies in Theatre and Performance, 37(3), 370-372. https://doi.org/10.1080/14682761.2016.1229771

Review of Singing simpkin and other bawdy jigs: musical comedy on the Shakespearean stage: scripts, music & context, by Roger Clegg and Lucie Skeaping, with an appendix of dance instructions by Anne Daye, Exeter, University of Exeter Press, 2014, 340... Read More about Book review: Singing simpkin and other bawdy jigs: musical comedy on the Shakespearean stage: scripts, music & context, by Roger Clegg and Lucie Skeaping, with an appendix of dance instructions by Anne Daye, Exeter, University of Exeter Press, 2014, 340 p.

Alice Dubská: the travels of the puppeteers Brát and Pratte through Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (2012)
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Drabek, P. (2012). Alice Dubská: the travels of the puppeteers Brát and Pratte through Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Theatralia, 15(2), 206 - 207

A critical review of Alice Dubská's monograph on the marionettist family Brát/Pratte (2012), who were active in Central and Northern Europe from the late 18th to the mid-19th centuries.

The Routledge companion to actors' Shakespeare (2012)
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Drábek, P., & Drabek, P. (2012). The Routledge companion to actors' Shakespeare. Theatralia, 15(2), 196 - 199

A critical review of The Routledge Companion to Actors' Shakespeare (2012, ed. John Russell Brown) reflecting the methodology of writing about acting.

John Russell Brown: studying Shakespeare in performance (2012)
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Drábek, P., & Drabek, P. (2012). John Russell Brown: studying Shakespeare in performance. Theatralia, 15(2), 194 - 196

A critical review of John Russell Brown's Studying Shakespeare in Performance (2011) with contextual links to Brown's other critical works.