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First-last Names
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0656  Friday, 31 March 2000.

From:           Ronald Dwelle <
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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?
 

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