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Professor Pavel Drabek

Professor of Drama and Theatre Practice

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of The Arts

Summary

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 and dramaturgy. He is also interested in music theatre, scenography and theatre theory.

Professor Drábek has published on translations of Shakespeare, 17th-century English comedy in Germany, John Fletcher, early modern marionette theatre in central Europe, and theatre structuralism and semiotics.

As a theatre practitioner, has written and translated opera librettos (mostly collaborating with composer Ondrej Kyas) and plays.

Book Chapter

Circulation: Aristocratic, commercial, religious, and artistic networks

Drabek, P. (2017). Circulation: Aristocratic, commercial, religious, and artistic networks. In R. Henke (Ed.), A Cultural History of Theatre in the Early Modern Age, Volume 3, 93-108. Bloomsbury Publishing

Journal Article

Shakespeare’s myriad-minded stage as a transnational forum : Openness and plurality in drama translation

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

Book review: Moving (across) Borders: Performing Translation, Intervention, Participation. Edited by Gabriele Brandstetter and Holger Hartung. Bielefeld: transcript, 2017. Pp. 243. €34.99 Pb.

Drábek, P. (2018). Book review: Moving (across) Borders: Performing Translation, Intervention, Participation. Edited by Gabriele Brandstetter and Holger Hartung. Bielefeld: transcript, 2017. Pp. 243. €34.99 Pb. Theatre Research International, 43(2), 223-224. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0307883318000317

Book review: Two Books on Translation for the Stage

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

Book review: Robert Henke. Poverty and charity in early modern theater and performance. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2015. Pp xiv, 198

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

Postgraduate supervision

Professor Drábek welcomes postgraduate students researching in the fields of Shakespeare, early modern theatre and drama in Europe, drama translation and adaptation, and opera libretto studies.

Completed PhDs

- Kacer T, New Messengers: Reportage in Late Twentieth-Century British and American Mainstream Drama (2012, Masaryk University)

- Seibertová L, Translations as Original Works of Literature (2017, Masaryk University; supervision completed by Dr Michael Kaylor)

- Bell H, Practice-Based Investigation into Young People's Response to Shakespeare in Performance (2016, University of Hull; as co-supervisor)

- Tang R, Chinese Shakespeare: an Intercultural Study across Three Genres (2016, University of Hull; as co-supervisor)

- Harrison T, 'Guides Not Commanders': Imitation and Contamination of the Classics in the Comedies of Ben Jonson (2017; University of Hull; as co-supervisor)

Current PhD supervisions

- Railton, A, Tracing genre and mode shifts in the early modern period (University of Hull, NECAH scholarship; as principal supervisor; co-supervised with Prof. Lisa Hopkins, Sheffield Hallam University)

- Gilbert, R, Professional wrestling as entertainment, a performance and a business (University of Hull, NECAH scholarship; as principal supervisor; co-supervised with Dr Henry Bell, Sheffield Hallam University)

- Fielding L, An Investigation into the Current Uses of Russian Theatre Director Vsevolod Emilievich Meyerhold's Actor Training System, Biomechanics, in the 21st Century (University of Hull; as co-supervisor)