"If I'm asleep, don't let me wake. If this is real, don't let me dream."
"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
Life is a Dream Script
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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.