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A Štestena, ta povstalecká devka, se na nej zubila: shakespearovské preklady Milana Lukeše" (And fortune on his damned quarry smiling, shew'd like a rebells whore": Milan Lukeš's Translations of Shakespeare) (2012)
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Drabek, P. (2012). A Štestena, ta povstalecká devka, se na nej zubila: shakespearovské preklady Milana Lukeše" (And fortune on his damned quarry smiling, shew'd like a rebells whore": Milan Lukeš's Translations of Shakespeare). Theatralia, 15(1), 48 - 64

A critical analysis of Milan Lukeš's (1933-2007) translations of Shakespeare with a special view of his Macbeth and King Lear. The article develops the concepts of "translator's style", "translation opportunities", "reversions", "cacophony" an... Read More about A Štestena, ta povstalecká devka, se na nej zubila: shakespearovské preklady Milana Lukeše" (And fortune on his damned quarry smiling, shew'd like a rebells whore": Milan Lukeš's Translations of Shakespeare).

"What governs life": Švankmajer's Faust in Prague (2011)
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Drábek, P., & North, D. (2011). "What governs life": Švankmajer's Faust in Prague. Shakespeare bulletin, 29(4), 525-542. doi:10.1353/shb.2011.0065

An article on Jan Švankmajer's 1994 film Lekce Faust with a contextual introduction to Švankmajer's films, contemporary Czech politics and society, Elizabethan drama and the tradition of Czech marionette theatre.

Thomas Middleton in Context (2011)
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Drábek, P. (2011). Thomas Middleton in Context. Shakespeare bulletin, 29(4), 681-683. doi:10.1353/shb.2011.0068

A critical review of Suzanne Gossett's collection of essays Thomas Middleton in Context.

Náruc Shakespeara (An armful of Shakespeare) (2011)
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Drábek, P., & Drabek, P. (2011). Náruc Shakespeara (An armful of Shakespeare). Divadelní revue, 22(3), 67 - 90

A critical article on the recent Czech Shakespeare criticism and translations, elaborating the contextual significance, theorizing the consequences and reflecting the current state of Czech theatre practice, translations and Shakespeare studies.

Torontská disertace o ceském divadle (A Toronto doctoral dissertation on Czech theatre) (2011)
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Drabek, P. (2011). Torontská disertace o ceském divadle (A Toronto doctoral dissertation on Czech theatre). Theatralia, 14(2), 277 - 279

A critical review of Adam Grunzke's PhD thesis "Models of Aesthetic Subversion: Ideas, Spaces, and Objects in Czech Drama and Theatre of the 1950s and 1960s", defended at the University of Toronto.

Tendence v našem myšlení o divadle (Trends in our thinking on the theatre) (2011)
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Drábek, P., & Drabek, P. (2011). Tendence v našem myšlení o divadle (Trends in our thinking on the theatre). Theatralia, 14(2), 285 - 291

A critical essay on the papers presented at the international theatre studies conference held at the Theatre Faculty of the Janácek Academy of Performing Arts, 2008, to the honour of Prof. Ivo Osolsobe. These papers were published in a collect... Read More about Tendence v našem myšlení o divadle (Trends in our thinking on the theatre).

Príspevek k provázkovské mytologii (a contribution to the mythology of the Goose on a String Theatre) (2011)
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Drábek, P., & Drabek, P. (2011). Príspevek k provázkovské mytologii (a contribution to the mythology of the Goose on a String Theatre). Theatralia, 14(2), 266 - 267

A critical review of Petr Oslzlý's book "Theatre on a String's Commedia dell'Arte Production (1974-1985): An Analysis, Reconstruction and Documentation of Peter Scherhaufer's and Harlequin Boleslav Polívka's Production" (Brno: JAMU, 201... Read More about Príspevek k provázkovské mytologii (a contribution to the mythology of the Goose on a String Theatre).

Early Seventeenth Century tragicomedy in early Twenty-First Century editions (2011)
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Drábek, P. (2011). Early Seventeenth Century tragicomedy in early Twenty-First Century editions. Shakespeare, 7(3), 388-393. doi:10.1080/17450918.2011.589073

A critical review of Arden Early Modern Drama series publications and John Pitcher's Arden edition of The Winter's Tale and Lee Bliss's Revels edition of A King and No King.

Joanne Rochester, Staging Spectatorship in the Plays of Philip Massinger (2011)
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Drabek, P. (2011). Joanne Rochester, Staging Spectatorship in the Plays of Philip Massinger. Early Modern Literary Studies, 15(3), 0 - 0

Review of Joanne Rochester's book on "Staging Spectatorship in the Plays of Philip Massinger" drawing contextual links to early modern drama in Europe

Na troskách struktury: stati o divadelní sémiotice a strukturalismu roku 2008 (On the ruins of the structure: writings on theatre semiotics and structuralism in 2008) (2010)
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Drábek, P., & Drabek, P. (2010). Na troskách struktury: stati o divadelní sémiotice a strukturalismu roku 2008 (On the ruins of the structure: writings on theatre semiotics and structuralism in 2008). Theatralia, 13(2), 150 - 157

An article reflecting on the state of theatre semiotics and theatre structuralism as presented by two collections of essays published in 2008.

Margita Havlícková: Profesionální divadlo v královském meste Brne 1668-1733 (Margita Havlícková: Professional Theatre in the Royal City of Brno 1668-1733) (2010)
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Drabek, P. (2010). Margita Havlícková: Profesionální divadlo v královském meste Brne 1668-1733 (Margita Havlícková: Professional Theatre in the Royal City of Brno 1668-1733). Theatralia, 13(1), 111 - 112

A review of Margita Havlícková's Professional Theatre in the Royal City of Brno 1668-1733 (Brno: JAMU, 2009).

Stríbrný, Zdenek and Zdenek Beran (eds.): Tušivá rozpomnení: Jezerní básníci [Shadowy Recollections: The Lake Poets] (2010)
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Drábek, P., & Drabek, P. (2010). Stríbrný, Zdenek and Zdenek Beran (eds.): Tušivá rozpomnení: Jezerní básníci [Shadowy Recollections: The Lake Poets]. Brno studies in English, 36(1), 211 - 212

A review of Zdenek Stríbrný and Zdenek Beran's edition of Václav Renc's translation of the Lake Poets. The anthology is published four decades after its translation.

George Peele, Babská povídacka nebo též Báchorka u krbu: alžbetinský quodlibet (George Peele, The old wives tale: an Elizabethan quodlibet) (2008)
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Drabek, P. (2008). George Peele, Babská povídacka nebo též Báchorka u krbu: alžbetinský quodlibet (George Peele, The old wives tale: an Elizabethan quodlibet). Divadelní revue, 19(4), 71 - 72

An introductory essay to the translation of the curious and problematic Elizabethan play by George Peele, The Old Wives Tale (printed in 1595). The essay elaborates the notion of the Elizabethan quodlibet, a specific theatrical genre.

Translating Kyogen into Czech (2008)
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Hýbl, O., & Drabek, P. (2008). Translating Kyogen into Czech. Engekigaku ronso : studies of theatre arts and performances, 9(3), 18 - 28

An article on the problems of translating and performing Kyogen into Czech, based on the experience of translating several classical Japanese farces into Czech.

K Yorkshirská tragédie (A Yorkshire Tragedy) (2008)
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Drabek, P. (2008). K Yorkshirská tragédie (A Yorkshire Tragedy). Divadelní revue, 19(2), 113 - 124

A Czech translation (by Pavel Drábek) of A Yorkshire Tragedy (c1607), attributed to Thomas Middleton.


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