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What Twitter, Shakespeare and monkeys have in common

Washington Post - Technology News

Twitter and Shakespeare's Globe Theater have partnered to prove the infinite monkey theorem, which states that monkeys infinitely typing at random could eventually re-create the complete works of William Shakespeare. The project uses a machine to capture the random keystrokes of one group of monkeys: Twitter users. In the Globe Theater's lobby in London, a typewriter is hooked up via a mass of wires to a computer that combs Twitter looking for tweets that contain certain words. Starting with "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," the machine types out the entire play, word for word, as soon as a match is found in the Twitter-sphere. Launching the project yesterday, the machine has already gotten to Act 4 of the play, or around 1.22% of the complete works.


Marcia Shakespeare receives MBE in New Year's Honours

BBC News

The mother of teenager Letisha Shakespeare, who was shot dead 14 years ago, is receiving an MBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours List. Marcia Shakespeare is being recognised for her work fighting gangs and gun-crime. She told the BBC it was a "bittersweet" moment and described how she had sworn to do something positive following her daughter's murder.


Craig Shakespeare: Leicester City caretaker boss appointed manager until end of season

BBC News

Craig Shakespeare has been appointed Leicester City manager until the end of the season. The 53-year-old has been in caretaker charge since Claudio Ranieri was sacked on 23 February, nine months after winning the Premier League title. Shakespeare, who has never managed full-time, was Ranieri's assistant after being brought to the club by the Italian's predecessor, Nigel Pearson. Leicester have won both of their games with him in charge. Foxes vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: "We always knew the team would be in good hands when we asked him to take charge a fortnight ago.


Shakespeare Hired as Permanent Coach of Leicester

U.S. News

FILE - A Tuesday April 11, 2017 file photo of Leicester coach Craig Shakespeare laughing during a press conference at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain. Leicester has hired Craig Shakespeare as its permanent manager on a three-year deal after his successful interim spell in charge of the 2015-16 Premier League champion. Shakespeare replaced title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri in February on a short-term deal and won eight of his 16 games, helping Leicester pull clear of the league's relegation zone.


Shakespeare's 'first classroom' on view

BBC News

The original classroom where William Shakespeare is believed to have studied and seen his first plays opens to the public for the first time this weekend. The classroom is owned by the King Edward VI school, the direct successor to the grammar school in Stratford-upon-Avon attended by Shakespeare from about 1571. It will be open to visitors after a 1.8m lottery-funded renovation. Among the discoveries was a hidden pre-Reformation wall painting. Bennet Carr, headmaster of the modern day grammar school, says of the atmospheric building: "If I'm on my own in there sometimes, the hairs stand on the back of my neck."