La vida es sue├▒o

La vida es sue├▒o

He aquí la creación más lograda y de carácter más universal de Calderón. La vida es sueño es, en síntesis, la plasmación barroca de la idea de la fugacidad de la vida con todos los aditamentos geniales de construcción, caracteres y estilo que el autor supo imprimirle. Con este pesimismo radical sobre el valor de la vida humana se interfiere el libre albedrío como afirmación personal de Segismundo —“¿y teniendo yo más vida / tengo menos libertad?”—. Estos dos principios combinados crean una riqueza enorme de sentidos, que en esta edición son desmenuzados críticamente por Ciriaco Morón Arroyo.

Title:La vida es sue├▒o
Edition Language:Spanish
ISBN:9788437600925
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    La vida es sue├▒o Reviews

  • supernal

    This book has to be the most amazing play that I've ever read. There are those that say that Pedro Calderon is second only to the great William Shakespeare, in terms of playwright, but I have to say t...

  • Edward

    IntroductionSuggestions for Further ReadingA Note on the Translation--Life Is a DreamExplanatory Notes...

  • Miquixote

    A metaphor for authority and oppression. Is authority justified in oppressing us because it believes we would bring disaster if empowered?Lying about our weakness authority manages to keep us unaware ...

  • CßitÝn

    I really enjoyed reading this play, the language is so beautiful and flowed so nice it was fun to read and I could follow the storyline quite well.This play is wrote in a way that once you begin readi...

  • Debbie Zapata

    This play was first published in the 1600's in Spain. The translation I read at Project Gutenberg was published in 1873. The introduction by the translator included this information:A note by Hartzenb...

  • Nina

    I'm not usually so much impressed by theatre plays, but this one,this one was very good. I read it with so much curiosity and the plot is really interesting. It was the first Spanish theatre play I've...

  • david

    ÔÇťAre you the fabulous hippogriff running in harness with the wind? Flameless thunderbolt, featherless bird, fish without scales, Monster of the four elements without the instinct to check your headl...

  • Jessica Lˇpez-Barkl

    I just re-read this play yesterday as an option for the SUNY Sullivan season of 14-15 or in years to come. I remember John Wilson in 1998 telling my class at Cornish that this was as perfect as a play...

  • Miquel Reina

    The reflections about the ephemeral of human life exposed in Life is a Dream is as valid as the time it was written, and that makes the work of Calderon de la Barca in one of the most universal Spanis...

  • Fil

    A metaphysical play with hints of Chuang Tsu's butterfly dream. This beautiful Spanish classic questions fate's role in our lives. Basilio, king of Poland, has his would-be parricidal son imprisoned f...