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Shakespeare and Monkeys
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.2128  Monday, 20 December 2004

From:           Joanne Gates <
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Date:           Thursday, 16 Dec 2004 16:16:25 -0600 (CST)
Subject:        Shakespeare and Monkeys

A clever use of the Shakespeare and Monkeys question (project?) appears
in the Winter 2005 issue 48 of The Oxford American Magazine, newly
restarted in partnership with University of Central Arkansas. My copy
arrived in the mail 2 days ago, so it might be in Libraries, at
bookstores, available by subscription. Other than having been a previous
subscriber, I am not affiliated. Their website is oxfordamericanmag.com.
  Not online but a fun read is the Charles Portis story, "The Wind
Bloweth Where It Listeth: An exclusive report on a strange writing
factory," pages 122-4.

Accompanying the article on page 123 is a cartoon of a monkey with
Shakespeare's head, sitting at a manual typewriter, letters flying
around in the background.  The elegant contents page for this issue has
a double page spread of artwork by Louie Psihoyos, entitled "The 100th
Monkey" showing a nice ornate library full of the little beasts.  Three
in the foreground are working at keyboards, and we can just decipher the
print on their flat screen monitors.  One has a text labeled MACBEAST,
another A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S CHIMP, the other, THE TAMING OF THE CHIMP.

Search the SHAKSPER.net archive on Shakespeare and Monkeys if you are
not up to speed on the legend and permutations.

Joanne Gates

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