Saturday, May 14, 2011

Life Is A Dream

After seeing Menekseoglu's Ismene a couple of times earlier in the week, tonight I saw another play about prophecy - Calderon's Life Is A Dream, in a relatively new English version which had a Shakespearean air, but without the real difficulty in understanding what is being said that Shakespeare's plays often present.
In the play, the king of Poland has had his son Segismundo imprisoned all of his life because it has been prophesied that the son will bring disaster to the country.
I'll tell you what the plot isn't:
he simply stays imprisoned.

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