The life of Pedro Calderon de la Barca who took Lope de Vega’s crown as the greatest living Spanish playwright after Lope’s death in 1635
His childhood, youthful brushes with the law, military service and early playwriting.
His best regarded play ‘Life Is a Dream’ from 1632.
A synopsis of the plot of ‘Life Is A Dream’
An analysis of the main themes of the play and it’s relationship to cloak and dagger plays.
Duty and honour
The philosophical aspects of the play
The question of reality and perception
The flaws and dissatisfactions in the play
Calderon’s later career as a court poet and creator of auto sacramental and full length religious plays
The priesthood and death
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