Study Guide


  • About this production

  • Character Breakdown

  • About the Playwrights, José Rivera & Pedro Calderón de la Barca

  • “The Golden Age” by David Pasto, Oklahoma City University

  • Historical Context: Politics, Cultural Changes, Compare & Contrast 

  • “Women and Theater in Calderón de la Barca’s Time” by Dr. Elizabeth Cruz Petersen

  • Glossary

  • Note from The Playwright - José Rivera

  • Discussion Questions & Activities


Related Resources:

Latinx Theater in the US


Theater Mania: “Life to Sueño” Review of NYC Debut


Interview with José Rivera Study Guide


LitCharts Study Guide


About the play, “La vida es sueño (Life is a Dream)”


Western Theater: Spain’s Golden Age  


Spanish Literature in the Golden Age atre/Opera#ref305929

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