All the World's a Stage' monologue from Shakespeare's 'As you Like it'
Middle Aged (35-54)
North American (General)
North American (US Mid-Atlantic)
Note: Transcripts are generated using speech recognition software and may contain errors.
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 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's eyebrow than 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 slip erred pantaloon with spectacles on nose and pouch onside, his youthful hose well saved a world too wide for his shrunk shank and his big, manly voice turning again towards childish treble pipes and whistles in his sound. Last seen of all that ends this strange, eventful history is second childishness and mere oblivion. Sans teeth sounds, eyes sans taste sounds, everything