How do characters in Life's a Dream navigate between free will and fate, dreams and reality? What is the relationship between prophesy, religion and divine right of kings? How do these conflicts relate to historic and contemporary conflicts over power, gender and patriarchy? Our interactive post-show discussion, Fate, Destiny, and Free Will, provides an opportunity to engage with many of the themes raised in the 17th century play.
Rosalie Hernández, Associate Professor of Early Modern Penninsular Studies at UIC
Other panelists TBA
Discussion Facilitator: Lori Barcliff Baptista, Director of the African American Cultural Center/Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Theatre & Music