The life is a dream
“La vida it sueño” from the year 1636 - with German title “the life is a dream” - is one of the most well-known verse dramas of the Spanish dramatist and poet Pedro Calderón de la Barca.
Basilius, the king of Poland, sees the birth of its only son Sigismund standing as under bad stars. From concern, the son will proclaim as his successor a Tyrannenherrschaft over Poland, leaves he Sigismund already as a child in reads out throws, in whom this becomes acquainted with the world exclusively from the narrations of its instructor. When Basilius becomes older and places themselves the follow-up question, the king decides to put its son nevertheless to the test. Under the effect of a sleeping drug Sigismund is brought for the first time and suddenly in the king lock and with all means and Annehmlichkeiten to power equipped. Cleared up over its true identity and history, Sigismund leaves the fears of its father becomes true. Hardly to power come the son with murder and a tried rape governs. Sigismund is thrown again into the dungeon. Around it to trösten, the short regency is to appear to it only as a short dream, from which it awakes again now into the shank. As insurgent Sigismund and learned it to the regent cures release short time later again from its prison, Sigismund again however from its experiences. After the fight against the troops of the father it shows itself with the recent implementation of its dream as wise and fair rulers.