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Life Is a Dream

Life is a Dream is a play about free will and fate. A king imprisons his son who, it is prophesied, will destroy the kingdom. The people believe the son to be dead, but when he is a grown man the king brings him before the public and asks them to chose his fate.

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  • "Life is a Dream is a play about free will and fate. A king imprisons his son who, it is prophesied, will destroy the kingdom. The people believe the son to be dead, but when he is a grown man the king brings him before the public and asks them to chose his fate."@en
  • "Life is a Dream is a philosophical allegory regarding the human situation and the mystery of life. Focusing on Segismundo, Prince of Poland, the central argument is the conflict between free will and fate. The play remains one of Calderûn's best-known and most studied works."@en
  • "Cast size: medium."
  • "Explores the conflict between free will and predestination. It tells the story of the King of Poland who imprisons his son in a tower from birth in order to protect his reign and thwart the predictions of astrologers who saw the boy taking his father's throne."
  • "Presents a bilingual version of the classic seventeenth-century Spanish play about an imprisoned prince who is returned to the outside world."
  • "Presents a bilingual version of the classic seventeenth-century Spanish play about an imprisoned prince who is returned to the outside world."@en
  • "Cast gender: mixed."
  • "Life is a Dream (Spanish: La vida es sueño) is a philosophical allegory about the human situation and the mystery of life (Brocket & Hildy pg145). First published in 1635 (or possibly early in 1636), it was written by Spanish playwright Pedro Calder & oacute;n de la Barca and remains one of his best-known and most studied works. The central argument is the conflict between free will and fate. "Life is a dream from which only death awakens us". In the play, the king of Poland has had his son Segismundo imprisoned all of his life because it has been prophesied that the son will br."@en
  • "Length: 3 acts."
  • "Cast number: 4 males, 2 females (total 6), extras."
  • "Calderon spins a metaphysical tale about Segisimund, who is imprisoned by his father, the King, because it is prophesied that Segisimund would become a tyrant. One day the King relents and Segisimund awakens from his nightmare to find himself crown prince. His actions prove the prophesy correct, and he is banished once again, where he convinces himself that everything that has happened to him is but a dream. He subsequently escapes and learns to rule wisely."
  • "Calderon spins a metaphysical tale about Segisimund, who is imprisoned by his father, the King, because it is prophesied that Segisimund would become a tyrant. One day the King relents and Segisimund awakens from his nightmare to find himself crown prince. His actions prove the prophesy correct, and he is banished once again, where he convinces himself that everything that has happened to him is but a dream. He subsequently escapes and learns to rule wisely."@en

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  • "Drama"@en
  • "Drama"
  • "Adaptations."
  • "Ausgabe."
  • "Toneelstukken (teksten)"
  • "Adaptations"
  • "Electronic books."
  • "Electronic books."@en
  • "Translations."
  • "Translations."@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Vertalingen (vorm)"
  • "Fiction."
  • "Translations"@en
  • "Translations"
  • "Drama."@en
  • "Drama."

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  • "Life is a dream : (la vida es sueño) /"
  • "Life Is a Dream"@en
  • "Life is a dream; a play."
  • "Life is a Dream"@en
  • "Life is a dream; a play by Pedro Calderón de la Barca."
  • "La vida es sueño"
  • "Life Is A Dream"
  • "Life is a dream."
  • "Life is a dream."@en
  • "Life is a dream"
  • "Life is a dream"@en
  • "Life is a dream La vida es sueño /"@en
  • "Life is a dream La vida es sueño /"
  • "Life is a dream : a play in three acts /"@en
  • "Vida es sueño."
  • "Life is a dream = (La vida es sueño) /"
  • "Life is a dream /"@en
  • "Life is a dream /"
  • "Life is a dream,"
  • "Life is a dream La vida es sueño."@en
  • "Life is a dream. La vida es sueño."
  • "Life is a Dream /"
  • "Life is a dream : a play in three acts"
  • "Life Is a Dream."@en
  • "Life is a dream = La vida es sueño : a dual-language book /"
  • "Life is a dream : (La vida es sueño) /"
  • "Life is a dream = La vida es sueño /"@en
  • "Life is a dream = La vida es sueño /"
  • "Vida es sueño"@en
  • "Vida es sueño"

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