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Re: Shakespeare and Monkeys
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1170  Monday, 29 April 2002

[1]     From:   Brian Willis <
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        Date:   Friday, 26 Apr 2002 09:50:34 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1155 Shakespeare and Monkeys

[2]     From:   Clifford Stetner <
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        Date:   Friday, 26 Apr 2002 14:05:27 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1155 Shakespeare and Monkeys

[3]     From:   John Ramsay <
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        Date:   Saturday, 27 Apr 2002 11:53:23 -0400
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From:           Brian Willis <
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Date:           Friday, 26 Apr 2002 09:50:34 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 13.1155 Shakespeare and Monkeys
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1155 Shakespeare and Monkeys

Monkeys are cool. The more we can say about Shakespeare and monkeys, the
better.

See David Ives's short play, "Words, Words Words" for a demonstration of
how monkeys can write Hamlet.

One of the monkey's names is Milton. :)

Brian Willis

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From:           Clifford Stetner <
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Date:           Friday, 26 Apr 2002 14:05:27 -0400
Subject: 13.1155 Shakespeare and Monkeys
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1155 Shakespeare and Monkeys

I'm still trying to determine whether a hundred freshmen typing away for
fifteen weeks on a hundred typewriters can produce a college level term
paper.

Clifford

>If you shut a hundred monkeys up with a hundred typewriters, would they
>eventually type the works of Shakespeare?

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From:           John Ramsay <
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Date:           Saturday, 27 Apr 2002 11:53:23 -0400
Subject: 13.1155 Shakespeare and Monkeys
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1155 Shakespeare and Monkeys

The idea surfaced in the 1930's.

Reporter; Do you think this idea that the monkeys could type the works
of Shakespeare is possible?

Dorothy Parker : (At the time, not in love with Hemingway) Why not?
They've already produced 'A Farewell to Arms'.

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