Life Is a Dream Setting & Symbolism

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Poland

The play is set in the kingdom of Poland, c. 1630. Although Poland is noted on several occasions, nothing about the country or kingdom is specifically required for the play's success—in other words, the play could just as easily and successfully be set in nearly any Feudal European nation. Most of the characters, including Basilio, Segismundo, Clotaldo, and Estrella are Poles.

Muscovy

Several references are made to Muscovy, a kingdom which either borders or at least is near Poland. Historically, Muscovy referred to a Duchy near present-day Moscow. Although Muscovy is noted on several occasions, nothing about the region is specifically required for the play's success except that it is rather adjacent to Poland. Several of the characters, including Astolfo, Rosaura, and Clarnn, are Muscovites.

The Stars and Segismundo's Fate

Poor Segismundo is locked into a tower as an infant and not allowed to leave his...

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