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Anagrams in Twelfth Night?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0800  Friday, 14 April 2000.

From:           Brian Haylett <
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Date:           Thursday, 13 Apr 2000 19:37:21 +0100
Subject:        Anagrams in Twelfth Night?

From time to time I ponder over the strange fact that the letters
comprising the name of VIOLA are all present in the names of both OLIVIA
and MALVOLIO.  And, of course, most of OLIVIA is present in MALVOLIO;
and 'MOAI doth sway my life' overlaps with all in three letters. I
cannot think of another such coincidence in Shakespeare. Was he being
lazy or is there more to be said?

Brian Haylett
Caister-on-Sea
 

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