What if Coyote Met Shakespeare?

Posted By on October 2, 2011


Coyote Wild makes the hallowing air echo to the reverberate hills.

Think about it.

Coyote is the smartest of all animals.

He is a trickster.

Do you really think “Shakespeare” could fool him for ten seconds with that big grin and the bristle showing he hadn’t shaved in five days?  I mean, o.k., sometimes I don’t shave for five days, but my face is not going on one of the more famous books in literary history to convey for all of posterity the figure of a man Jonson’s about to call “the soul of the age.”

I think Coyote would figure him out. What do you think?

About the author

Roger Stritmatter is a native liberal humorist who lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Contrary to rumor, he does not live on North Avenue. He does, however, work on North Avenue. A pacifist by inclination, one of his heroes is John Brown. But he thinks that Fredrick Douglass, another of his heroes, made the right decision. Stritmatter's primary areas of interest include the nature of paradigm shifts, the history of ideas, forensic literary studies, MS studies, renaissance literature, and the history of the Shakespearean question, the latter a field in which he has published extensively.


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