Identity Proposal for 'Life is a dream' written by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, under direction of Gintras Vergas for Bagatela Theatre, Krakow. Is it really "life is a dream" and "everyone who lives - only dreams"? These questions are posed by the most famous Spanish dramatist of the Golden Age, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, in the most important and "most baroque" philosophical drama "Life is a dream". The play poses more questions than answers. Baroque is - as we remember - an era of doubt, fog, shadows, illusions.
"Life is a dream" can be exhibited as a political art with a good / bad (?) new ruler. However, Bagatela's spectacle will be about something else: about the efforts of a man who tries to overcome fate, his choices, free will, attempts to discover his own being, doubts and reality.