The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0022 Tuesday, 4 January 2000.
From: Martin Mueller <
Date: Monday, 03 Jan 2000 16:10:13 -0600
Subject: 11.0011 Re: Ophelia and Ottilie
Comment: Re: SHK 11.0011 Re: Ophelia and Ottilie
>I was under the impression that "Ottile" was German for Athalie which is
>French for Athaliah in the Bible. Not one of the characters you want to
>name children after!
That's probably not so. Ottilie is an eminently respectable name that
you're likely to encounter in reading dedications of piano sonatas by
late eighteenth-century composers to aristocratic women with musical
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