Joseph Vogl im Gespräch über DAS LEBEN EIN TRAUM mit einem kurzen Ausblick auf RICHARD II.
Das Leben ein Traum
The isolation is over which the young man was captured in for all his life. His father, the king of Poland, early sensed a threat in his son and kept him away from life and power. When he abdicates, he puts the prince to the test. He is brought to court, where he is treated as successor to the throne. Not used to human company, he behaves exactly as his father had feared: crude, violent and short-tempered. Sigismund is taken back to the tower, where he is told that the events in the palace
were merely a dream. Shortly after, when he is freed again by revolutionaries, he has already given up the distinction between life and dream. His radical scepticism
towards reality, however, allows for a utopian prospect: if life is a dream, human action is feasible.