La vida es sueño

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The dream of the knight or Life Ia a Dream, picture by baroque painter Antonio of Pereda at the Academy of San Fernando, Madrid.
Life Is a Dream. Relief in bronze, detail of the monument to Calderón in the Square of Santa Ana of Madrid (work by J. Figueras, 1878).

Life Is a Dream is a play by the Spanish writer Pedro Calderòn de la Barca. It was first performed in 1635. It is an allegory of the human situation and the mystery of life. It is one of Calderón's best-known plays.