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All The World's a Stage
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All The World's a Stage

All the world's a stage is the phrase that begins a famous soliloquy from William Shakespeare's As You Like It, spoken by the melancholy Jacques. The speech compares life to a play, and catalogues the seven stages of a man's life: infant, school-boy, lover, soldier, justice, pantaloon, and second childhood, "sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything". It is one of Shakespeare's most frequently-quoted passages.

All The World's a Stage
LP/CD by Rush
Released September 29 1976
Recorded June 1976
Genre Progressive Rock
Length ?? min ?? s
Record label Mercury Records
Producers Rush and Terry Brown
Professional reviews
RollingStone review 2½/5 link
Artistdirect review 3/5 link
Rush Chronology
All The World's a Stage
A Farewell to Kings

All The World's a Stage is also a double live album by Canadian band Rush, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music). The album was recorded at Massey Hall in Toronto on June 11th, 12th and 13th during their 2112 tour.

Table of contents
1 Track listing
2 Studio versions originally from these albums
3 Personnel

Track listing

  1. "Bastille Day"
  2. "Anthem"
  3. "Fly By Night"
  4. "In The Mood"
  5. "Something For Nothing"
  6. "2112"
    • I: "Lakeside Park"
    • II: "Overture"
    • III: "The Temples Of Syrinx"
    • IV: "Presentation"
    • VI: "Soliloquy"
    • VII: "Grand Finale"
  7. "By-Tor And The Snow Dog"
  8. "In The End"
  9. "Working Man"
  10. "Finding My Way"
  11. "What You're Doing"

Studio versions originally from these albums


Geddy Lee | Alex Lifeson | Neil Peart | John Rutsey
Studio Albums
Rush | Fly by Night | Caress of Steel | 2112 | A Farewell to Kings | Hemispheres | Permanent Waves | Moving Pictures | Signals | Grace Under Pressure | Power Windows | Hold Your Fire | Presto | Roll the Bones | Counterparts | Test for Echo | Vapor Trails | Feedback
Live albums, Compilations, etc.
All The World's a Stage | Archives | Exit...Stage Left | A Show of Hands | Chronicles | Retrospective I | Retrospective II | Different Stages | | Rush in Rio
Side Project Albums
Victor | My Favorite Headache