This work is written with verses in 3 acts. The plot and the characters are similar to fairytales. The moral-didactical lesson of the story is also fairytale like because the main character becomes a positive character. The whole … [Read more...] about Life Is a Dream
Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Pedro Calderon de la Barca was born in Madrid in 1600. He belonged to baroque. He is considered to be the biggest dramatist of the Spanish baroque and the last writer of the golden era of the Spanish literature.
He spent some time in the army and then he got ordained and lived in the castle of Phillip VI.
His comedies can be divided into religious, philosophical and tragic. He wrote about 200 theater pieces and about 120 comedies.
His most famous works are Life is a dream and The Mayor of Zalamea.
In Life is a dream he combined poetical elements with a metaphorical style and philosophic thinking about purpose of life. He died in 1681 in Madrid.