Welcome to the "Life is a Dream" Homepage. This page will give you information about Calderon's 1677 mystery play
about the creation of the universe.
Many people know Calderon for his 1636 masterpiece, a court drama/comedia also entitled
"Life is a Dream". Forty years later, he wrote a spiritual allegory based on the themes of his earlier play. This
became his "autosacramental" a genre of theatre performed on the feast of Corpus Christi.
This fascinating play was only recently translated into English. Click on the other pages listed in the menu bar located
above and left of the picture for more photos, excerpts from the text and critical reviews of this production which embodies
some of the beauty of Calderon's mystical imagination.