Life is a Dream
Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781848420601Publication Date:
8 Oct 2009
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
This version: Donmar Warehouse, London, 2009

Life is a Dream

By Pedro Calderón Adapted by Helen Edmundson

Paperback £9.99£7.99

A classic from the Spanish Golden Age, Calderón's richly poetic, epic masterpiece explores illusion, reality, fate and destiny against the backdrop of a mythical Polish kingdom.

To protect the country from the horrors prophesied, the young Prince Segismundo is condemned for all eternity to be shut away from his country and his birthright. Banished to a secret world high in the mountains and cut off from the sun, he can only dream of a life reversed: of palaces, empires, freedom – revenge…

Helen Edmundson's version of Calderón's Life is a Dream was premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in 2009.

'If I'm asleep, don't let me wake. If this is real, don't let me dream.'

Press Quotes

'Rich, haunting drama... one of the great works of the Spanish golden age, yet it also seems to look forward to such modern dramatic concerns as the flexible nature of reality and the possibility of freedom in a world apparently governed by fate'

Daily Telegraph

'Extraordinary and fascinating... a superb adaptation by Helen Edmundson'

Sunday Times

'Exquisitely unreal... winds you tightly in a glittering web of dreams... Helen Edmunson's English script is enchanting: full of fairy-tale rhymes and plain, speakable rhythms'

Time Out
Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781848420601Publication Date:
8 Oct 2009
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Pedro Calderón:

Life is a Dream (Drama Classics)

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Also by Helen Edmundson:

The Clearing
Thérèse Raquin (Theatre Royal Bath version)
The Heresy of Love
The Mill on the Floss (stage version)
Orestes: Blood and Light
Mary Shelley
War and Peace (stage version)
Coram Boy (stage version)
Swallows and Amazons (stage version)
Small Island (stage version)
Queen Anne
Anna Karenina (stage version)
Gone to Earth (stage version)
Mother Teresa is Dead

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