Tuesday, October 28, 2008

All The World;s A Stage

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players" William Shakespeare
(from As You Like It 2/7)

So what do you think of this new Blog look? I am looking for a theme and a new design to my website - www.findyourplatform.com - The stage logo is something I borrowed from Igroops President Ryan Levesques Blog "Stage Time". I posted it on my Igroops webpage back in June 2007 and I promised I would be using and so here it is! I realize it is not unique - but being an Emerson Theatre graduate, I think it fits me - just right!

Let me know what you think?


All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

All The World's A Stage

For the live album by Rush, see All the World's a Stage (album).
All the world's a stage is the phrase that begins a famous monologue from William Shakespeare's As You Like It, spoken by the melancholy Jaques. The speech compares the world to a stage and life to a play, and catalogues the seven stages of a man's life, sometimes referred to as the seven ages of man: infant, school-boy, lover, soldier, justice, pantaloon, and second childhood, "sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything". It is one of Shakespeare's most frequently-quoted passages.

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