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All the world is a stage

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All the world is a stage

Postby Elisa » Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:27 am

ALL THE WORLD IS A STAGE


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.


by William Shakespeare
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Re: All the world is a stage

Postby Krisi » Mon May 06, 2013 3:30 am

when we were small we did have little fights with our siblings and some friends and of course we could quickly patched things up. But, now at this stage in my life or maybe your life too, it is sad to have realized that some things have not really changed much even if we have improved ourselves, we know that we are not in control of other people's feelings this is why, we still see troubles and problems everywhere.
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Re: All the world is a stage

Postby shakespear » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:00 pm

hi all friends:
i think this poem is very good...it shows many pictures and express many things....it represents the life with all its stages....babyhood, childhood, boyhood, manhood, and so on.
is it written by : William Shakespeare???


any way its good work....
our life is like a night mare
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Re: All the world is a stage

Postby Elisa » Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:01 pm

I am sure you are joking and you very well know that it is the phrase that begins a monologue from William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT.

I like interpreting this poem in another way: we all recite in this world and we change character according to the situation. Rarely we can be ourself.
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Re: All the world is a stage

Postby shakespear » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:01 pm

ok any way, u r good to choose sth nice like this part...but do u try ur self...i mean to write sth like a poem, short story...any thing...
i think u can succeed..
have nice moments..
c u
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Re: All the world is a stage

Postby Elisa » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:30 pm

Thanks for your encouragement! I'll try.
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Re: All the world is a stage

Postby shakespear » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:37 pm

ciao...
ok i think u r italian koz this word is italian greeting...
good luck
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Re: All the world is a stage

Postby Elisa » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:44 am

You hit the nail of the head:)
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Re: All the world is a stage

Postby shakespear » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:33 pm

hi
what does this proverb mean??
please explain it if u don't mind...have nice moments..
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Re: All the world is a stage

Postby Elisa » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:28 pm

This is an idiom.
If someone hits the nail on the head, they are exactly right about something.

You wrote I am Italian and you are right {-:
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