All the World's a Stage (final acts)

by Pete July. 03, 2009 2764 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 12 years 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 12 years 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.

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Kecskemétiné Nelli 12 years ago

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

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Péter Somogyvári 12 years ago

Amazing work!

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Christa 12 years ago

Another great set!

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Pete 12 years 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

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Thomas Thompson 12 years ago

Nice set Pete

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Storytaylor 12 years ago

wonderful work and words.

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Jarvo J 12 years ago

Great match between words and pictures.

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Jorge Cardoso 12 years ago


absolutely :)

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David Cardona 12 years ago

Great post as usual! Thanks for sharing. :D

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Tonya 12 years ago

Wow, moving!

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David Swatton 12 years ago

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

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Lynda 12 years ago

Nice set.

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Marsha 12 years ago

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

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Riyaz 12 years ago

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

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Tim 12 years ago

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

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Jet28 12 years ago

Great set!

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