The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0656 Friday, 31 March 2000.
Date: Friday, 31 Mar 2000 10:21:56 -0500
Subject: First-last Names
In Othello, I wonder why the character is sometimes called "Michael
Cassio" and sometimes "Cassio" (by other characters, not by the
playwright)? I also wonder why there are so few characters who are
referred to in "first name-last name" combos (Marc Antony, Launcelot
Gobbo). What were the conventions of address for Shakespeare?