The paper deals with the transfer of the text to the stage. Dramatization of a prosaic work and language translation has an impact on the relations between characters, their nature (character). Modifications of structure of the work brings fundamental often even genre changes which in interaction with other stage elements (staging, playing, scenography and others) substantially influence the final image of the production. The authoress proves the ability of the theatre to speak of the present through word or image using concrete works/productions (Zensky zakon by Tajovsky, HOLLYROTH created from texts by J. Holly, Pustokvet by Vajansky, Tiso created from speeches by Jozef Tiso, and other stage works). The literary work constitutes the basis for the performance text, even though non-text, non-verbal production is created.