Biblical plays between Czech drama and English comedy in early modern
Pavel Drábek discusses High Baroque dramaturgy as surviving in
seventeenth-century scripts, arguing for a biblical teleology of the style.
Among the plays he discusses are variants of the Esther play (English–German
comedy and Czech puppet play), their variants in the Alcestis and Hercules
myth (in Baroque opera, German plays and puppet plays), and in the popular
Genevieve (or Jenovéfa) plays – all of which comprise multiple layers of
early modern dramaturgies and performance practices within a biblical