The very first age of man is infancy. He enjoys the finer things of life, like good food. The 'why' is plain as way to parish church: He that a fool doth very wisely hit Doth very foolishly, although he smart, Not to seem senseless of the bob: if not, The wise man's folly is anatomized Even by the squandering glances of the fool. We should also try not to forget here that the male lead of the play Orlando is in the third age of his life. Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything. Does the Duke merely repeat the words or does he vary them in his own exquisite manner? All life begins with birth.
The latter part of the line says that a person plays these several parts stretched over seven acts which are seven different ages. While the middle-aged man and woman of today have more options to further personal or professional interests, perhaps the medieval middle-aged man had fewer such options, and, not surprisingly, even less so the medieval woman. They dress him in the school uniform and give him a satchel and make him ready for school. He is filled with national pride, is quick to be insulted and is always ready to spring up in defence. 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: , , , , , , and , facing imminent death.
Created by the immortals who live on Olympus, these humans were said to live among the gods, and freely mingled with them. Then a soldier, Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard, Jea All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players, They have their exits and entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. The tender lover slowly transforms into a soldier — a soldier in the battlefield of life. From the agile soldier, he goes on to become a judge whose waistline grows as he becomes fatter and fatter. The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon, With spectacles on nose, and pouch on side, His youthful hose well sav'd, a world too wide, For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice, Turning again towards childish treble, pipes And whistles in his sound. Also, there are good retirement plans and financial devices available to make old age comfortable.
In the chronology of , the Golden Age lasts c. 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 first stage, in this phase of his life man, appears as a child in the world. When a child is born, it is completely oblivious to the cares of the world. Truth, modesty and loyalty are nowhere to be found.
There is considerable controversy regarding his physical attributes, sexuality, religious beliefs etc. At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms. The Shakespeare Room is filled with objects and books connected to the life and works of William Shakespeare. His wisdom has deprived him, almost, of life. When it was founded in 1599 Shakespeare's own theatre, , may have used the motto Totus mundus agit histrionem All the world plays the actor , the Latin text of which is derived from a 12th-century treatise.
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. I must have liberty Withal, as large a charter as the wind, To blow on whom I please; for so fools have; And they that are most galled with my folly, 50 They most must laugh. The next stage of life is that of schoolboy, who unwillingly attends school and lacks discipline. All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything. This is the end, becoming nothing but a body. In the twentieth century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance.
The women of the city try to imitate those of higher rank. Modern day schools have taken a holistic approach towards education. His youth has been left behind. Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school. 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. Give us some music; and, good cousin, sing.
William Shakspere's Small Latine and Lesse Greeke. Why is Jaques so anxious to play the part of a fool? We see a return to dependency in this stage of life. What woman in the city do I name, When that I say the city-woman bears The cost of princes on unworthy shoulders? He rarely takes part in the action around him, preferring to observe rather than to join in. He wrote the blockbuster plays of his day - some of his most famous are Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet. Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything. Good old man, Thou art right welcome as thy master is. In the medieval times, hovered around 40, and a man of 50 would consider himself lucky to be alive.
He describes this final stage of life as a second childishness where the person enters into oblivion. What do you know about him? He was an English poet, a dramatist and an actor. With his senses so deadened, he is utterly helpless and much like that of an infant, relating to the very beginning of life. However, his view of the seven ages in the life of man is by no means comprehensive or impartial. The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon, With spectacles on nose, and pouch on side, His youthful hose well sav'd, a world too wide, For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice, Turning again towards childish treble, pipes And whistles in his sound.