Metaphor and Meaning (Introduction to Semiotics Part 6)

Jun 06 2012 Published by neilgains under semiotics

Rosalind gives Orlando a chain in As You Like It (Emile Bayard)

“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances”  - William Shakespeare
Metaphors and life
Shakespeare was a master of metaphor, and ‘all the world’s a stage’ is one of his most famous and widely used, linking back to the Roman persona (read more here) and the modern ‘dramaturgical’ age as written about by Erving Goffman and others. It’s widely used because it makes so much sense as a description of our lives. Read more »

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