We chose to pursue a deeper analysis of Pedro Calderon De La Barca's play Life is a Dream. Calderon De La Barca's play was first published at the end of the Spanish Golden Age in 1635. (Golden Age ended in 1659). Life is a Dream is a philosophical view on the significance of human existence and the mystery of life on Earth. During the end of the Spanish Golden Age (mid seventeenth century) Spain was experiencing an incredible decline of power and possession around the globe. This fall of the Spanish Empire will supplement and give interesting insight to our observation and analysis of Life is a Dream. We agreed unanimously that we wanted to find a specific play and use that as our focus for our project. Rebecca Leiner discovered Life is a Dream and shared it with us. We were all interested initially because Pedro Calderon De La Barca was frequently compared to Shakespeare in his style of writing and because this particular play was written at the end of the Spanish Golden Age, we thought it would be interesting to also analyze the fall of the Spanish Golden Age. We each assumed our own responsibilities. Rebecca is observing the texts itself. She is taking several translations of the play and analyzing and comparing them as well as looking at the comparison to Shakespeare. Caleb is looking at the political aspect of Spain in the seventeenth century. Cate is researching the Baroque style theatre and the performative aspects of Calderon's drama within that style. Katie is researching the religious attributes of Spanish culture during the Spanish Golden Age and Carly is researching the playwright and the origin of his style.