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TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • 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

https://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199913701/obo-9780199913701-0066.xml

 

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

https://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/life-to-sueno_261.html

 

Interview with José Rivera

https://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/26/theater/newsandfeatures/jose-rivera.html

 

Encyclopedia.com Study Guide

https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/life-dream#Style

 

LitCharts Study Guide

https://www.litcharts.com/lit/life-is-a-dream/summary

 

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

http://outofthewings.org/db/play/la-vida-es-sueno/index.html

 

Western Theater: Spain’s Golden Age

https://www.britannica.com/art/Western-the  

 

Spanish Literature in the Golden Age

https://www.britannica.com/art/Spanish-literature#ref933823 atre/Opera#ref305929

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