By Pedro Calderon de la Barca
The masterwork of Spain’s preeminent dramatist—now in a brand new verse translation
Life Is a Dream is a piece many carry to be the very best instance of Spanish Golden Age drama. Imbued with hugely poetic language and humanist beliefs, it's an allegory that considers contending topics of unfastened will and predestination, phantasm and truth, performed out opposed to the backdrop of court docket intrigue and the recovery of non-public honor.
In the mountainous barrens of Poland, the rightful inheritor to the dominion has been imprisoned considering the fact that delivery in an try out via his father to thwart destiny. in the meantime, a noblewoman arrives to hunt revenge opposed to the fellow who deceived and forsook her love for the possibility of turning into king of Poland. Richly symbolic and metaphorical, Life Is a Dream explores the private mysteries of human experience.
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