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Professor Pavel Drabek


Pavel Drabek

Professor of Drama and Theatre Practice

Post Nominals PhD
Biography The University appointed Pavel as Professor of Drama and Theatre Practice in 2013. His research and teaching interests range from Shakespeare and early modern drama and theatre in Europe to drama translation, adaptation, dramaturgy and scenography to theatre theory. He is also interested in music theatre, scenography and theatre theory.

He has published on Czech translations of Shakespeare (České pokusy o Shakespeara, 2012); on early modern drama (Fletcherian Dramatic Achievement: The Mature Plays of John Fletcher, 2010); on theatre theory (Theatre Theory Reader, 2017; gen.ed. David Drozd). He has co-edited (with M. A. Katritzky) Transnational Connections in Early Modern Theatre (2020), edited Pamela Howard’s What is Scenography? (3rd ed., 2019), and is working on Adapting and Translating for the Stage.

Between 2003 and 2015 he set up and led the Ensemble Opera Diversa (, a Czech professional music and opera company. He has written and translated for the opera, theatre and the radio, mostly collaborating with composer Ondřej Kyas.
Research Interests Shakespeare
early modern drama in Europe
transnational connections
theatre theory
opera libretto and music theatre
Scopus Author ID 57191407859