Life's a Dream archiveThe play grapples the questions of pre-destination, astrology and man's free will in a moving tale of love, honour and revenge. Life's a Dream was published in 1636 or 1637 before Calderon was forty. It is probable that this play had been presented on the Madrid stage before that date as plays in the 17th century tended to be written for immediate production. A young Woman, travelling through a wild and mountainous region, discovers a Prince who has been imprisoned by his father since birth, to foil a prophecy that he will bring disaster to the world and death to the King. Prompted by the Woman, the King is overcome with remorse and sets his son free, giving him the chance to prove his good character.


Author: Calderon de la Barca
Company: Snowy Dreams Inc.
Adapted by(s): John Barton, Adrian Mitchell
Director: Caz Binstead
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Life's a Dream

Life's a Dream (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01781692917. Details of all Life's a Dream archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01705412056

Archive Listings

31 Aug 04
18 Sep 04
The Blue Elephant Theatre
Inner London
Greater London

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