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Join us January 11, at 6pm in the Robert Gill Theatre for a free lecture by visiting scholar Professor Pavel Drabek who comes to us from Hull University.

Professor Drabek's talk will centre around English Comedy of the 17th Century and more specifically the rise of professional theatre in Central Europe, specifically puppetry, plays and jigs.

Pavel Drabek is a Professor of Drama and Theatre Practice at Hull University. His research and teaching interests range from early modern drama and theatre in Europe, through drama translation, adaptation and dramaturgy, music theatre to theatre theory. He has published on translations of Shakespeare (České pokusy o Shakespeara (Czech Attempts at Shakespeare), 2012), on John Fletcher (Fletcherian Dramatic Achievement: The Mature Plays of John Fletcher, 2010), on seventeenth-century English comedy in Germany, on early modern marionette theatre in central Europe and on theatre structuralism and semiotics. As a theatre practitioner he has been writing and translating opera librettos (mostly collaborating with composer Ondřej Kyas), as well as translating and writing plays.

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