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  • Life Is a Dreamby Pedro Calderón de la Barca

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.50

    Considered one of the outstanding Spanish dramas of all time, this 17th-century allegory explores the mysteries of human destiny, the illusory nature of existence, and the struggle between predestination and free will. On the basic plot structure of king's suspicions of his son's role in an impending revolution, the playwright builds a dramatic edifice... more...

  • Four Comedies by Pedro Calderón de la Barcaby Pedro Calderón de la Barca; Kenneth Muir

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Calderón, the great dramatist of Spain's Golden Age, was a skilled writer of comedy. His serious dramas have long been highly regarded in the English-speaking world, but his many sparkling comedies are an untapped reservoir for the contemporary theater. The four plays in this volume, three of which appear in English for the first time, have been translated... more...

  • Life Is a Dream/La Vida es Sueñoby Pedro Calderon de la Barca; Stanley Appelbaum

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    This 17th-century allegorical masterpiece explores the mysteries of human destiny as it tells the story of a Polish prince, imprisoned at birth by his father, the King, to thwart the dire predictions of astrologers. more...

  • The Phoenix of Madridby Pedro Calderon de la Barca; Laurence Boswell

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2011; US$ 12.99

    Don Pedro has it all ? high position, wealth, a beautiful family ? and enjoys the good life in the heart of the Spanish capital. But now he faces a challenge that would test the patience of a saint. It is time to marry off his daughters. It?s bad enough that his eldest Beatriz is both obsessed by the latest fashions and talks like a university professor,... more...

  • Life's a Dream (La Vida es Sueño)by Pedro Calderón de la Barca; Michael Kidd

    University Press of Colorado 2004; US$ 12.95

    A beautiful and haunting tale of love, betrayal, knowledge, and power, Life's a Dream (La vida es sueño , 1636) is the best known and most widely admired play of Catholic Europe's greatest dramatist, Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600-1681). Calderón's long life witnessed both the pinnacle and collapse of Spanish political power as well as the great... more...

  • Life Is a Dreamby Pedro Calderon de la Barca; Denis Florence Mac-Carthy

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    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. The play was written in 1635 and is the most famous work by Spanish playwright Pedro Calderon... more...

  • Calderónby Pedro Calderón de la Barca; Kenneth Muir; Ann L. Mackenzie

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This volume is a sequel to Four Comedies of Calderón (1980), which was hailed by reviewers as superb, faithful, and actable. The three comedies in the present volume are generally counted among Calderón's masterpieces: Casa con dos puertas mala es de guardar (A House with Two Doors Is Difficult to Guard) ; No hay burlas con el amor (No Trifling... more...

  • Calderon: Three Playsby Pedro Calderon de la Barca; John Barton; Adrian Mitchell

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 1991; US$ 17.99

    Includes the plays: The Mayor of Zalamea, Life's a Dream, The Great Theatre of the World In The Mayor of Zalamea, commissioned by the Royal National Theatre, peasants? honour clashes with military discipline. Life?s a Dream is Calderón?s most famous philosophical play. The Great Theatre of the World is an allegorical work that would originally have... more...

  • Life is a Dreamby Pedro Calderon de la Barca

    Digireads.com Publishing 2004; US$ 3.49

    The 17th century classic of Spanish literature. more...

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