The Sleep of Reason Summary
Antonio Buero Vallejo

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The Sleep of Reason Summary

The Sleep of Reason (El sueno de la razon) was first performed in 1970 and remains the principal work by which Antonio Buero Vallejo is known in the United States. Buero Vallejo's play is just one of many in his works devoted to criticizing Spain's long struggle to institute increased freedoms of speech and political action. The Sleep of Reason takes place in the Spain of 1823, just after the French invaded Spain to put the...

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