All the World's a Stage (final acts)

by Pete July. 03, 2009 2709 views

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.
Then the whining schoolboy, 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 honor, 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 slippered 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.


William Shakespeare

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Monika 10 years, 3 months ago

awww... the guy knew how to write :-) and you know how to match words and thoughts with images :-)

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Rodica O 10 years, 3 months ago

I really enjoyed this week's theme, I think they were some of your best posts. Very inspired, with an interesting parallel; a great series.

10 years, 3 months ago Edited
Kecskemétiné Nelli 10 years, 3 months ago

Last one is very creative.
Really nice concept for the assignment.

10 years, 3 months ago Edited
Péter Somogyvári 10 years, 3 months ago

Amazing work!

10 years, 3 months ago Edited
Christa 10 years, 3 months ago

Another great set!

10 years, 3 months ago Edited
Pete 10 years, 3 months ago

thank you all for spending the week with me. if you did post on the assignment and i have not commented pls drop me a line so I can see what you came up with

10 years, 3 months ago Edited
Tom 10 years, 3 months ago

Nice set Pete

10 years, 3 months ago Edited
Storytaylor 10 years, 3 months ago

wonderful work and words.

10 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jarvo J 10 years, 3 months ago

Great match between words and pictures.

10 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jorge Cardoso 10 years, 3 months ago


absolutely :)

10 years, 3 months ago Edited
David Cardona 10 years, 3 months ago

Great post as usual! Thanks for sharing. :D

10 years, 3 months ago Edited
Tonya 10 years, 3 months ago

Wow, moving!

10 years, 3 months ago Edited
David Swatton 10 years, 3 months ago

Cool set - great quote (one of my favourites) - good end to the week :)

10 years, 3 months ago Edited
Lynda 10 years, 3 months ago

Nice set.

10 years, 3 months ago Edited
Marsha 10 years, 3 months ago

Creative shots for your last wonderful Shakespeare theme post!! Such an interesting and well-done set to accompany the words...

10 years, 3 months ago Edited
Riyaz 10 years, 3 months ago

Lovely set for the Theme! Have a good one Pete!

10 years, 3 months ago Edited
Tim 10 years, 3 months ago

You are definitely a master finding images for words,, that rhino was a great character, he is a star :)))

10 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jet28 10 years, 3 months ago

Great set!

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