7 ages of man shakespear sculpture

Seven Ages of Man 22 foot totem pole sculpture inspired by shakespeare

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William Shakespeare’s play ‘7 ages of man’ is the inspiration for this 22-foot high cast aluminium Sculpture, on Queen Victoria Street, Blackfriars by Artist Richard Kindersley

The seven ages of man according to William Shakespeare in his play ‘As You Like It’, Act 2 Scene 7

‘All the world’s a stage’, by William Shakespear

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 school-boy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school.

The Post office Commissioned this sculpture in 1980, outside one of the British Telecom buildings, Baynard House. They based the sculpture on the Seven Ages of Man poem that William Shakespeare wrote.

“All the World’s A Stage”, the beginning of Shakespeare’s’ monologue in his play “As you like it”.

According to Shakespeare’s play, life evolves through several stages, from infancy to the grave.  The Totem Sculpture depicts this journey starting at the bottom with a figure of infancy. As you progress up the column body clock takes effect and takes you on a journey

Stage 1 Infancy

The helpless baby, the very beginning

Artist Richard Kindersley The Seven Ages of Man Sculpture - Stage 1 Infancy
Artist Richard Kindersley The Seven Ages of Man Sculpture – Stage 1 Infancy

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