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La Vida es Sueño

Spanish Literature: Calderón de la Barca

Calderón de la Barca - La Vida es Sueño

Calderon de la Barca was a famous Spanish writer of plays and poetry during the 17th century. He had a strict upbringing, the effect of which can be seen in many of his plays. For example, he shows concern about the psychological effects on children of belonging to unconventional families. “La Vida es Sueño” is a play by Pedro Calderon de la Barca released in 1635 and belonging to the literary movement of the baroque. The central theme is freedom from fate.