The Twilight Zone

Season 1 Episode 9

Perchance to Dream

Aired Unknown Nov 27, 1959 on CBS



  • Allusions

    • The title is taken from Shakespeare's Hamlet. It is part of the "To Be or Not to Be" soliloquy wherein Hamlet ponders the nature of life, death and his very existence. The full line reads:
      "To die, - To sleep, -
      To sleep ! Perchance to dream: - ay, there's the rub;
      For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
      When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
      Must give us pause: there's the respect
      That makes calamity of so long life;"