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Re: Daft
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0859  Tuesday, 17 April 2001

[1]     From:   Marti Markus <
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        Date:   Monday, 16 Apr 2001 17:23:19 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0846 Daft

[2]     From:   Tom Dale Keever <
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        Date:   Monday, 16 Apr 2001 21:55:57 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0846 Daft


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From:           Marti Markus <
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Date:           Monday, 16 Apr 2001 17:23:19 +0100
Subject: 12.0846 Daft
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0846 Daft

1st answer: It's a history play. If these persons were all called Thomas
- what can we do about it? In some years all the important persons in
our culture will be called Kevin, Michael or Madonna.

2nd guess: Thomas is the disciple who does not believe what he is told
"Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails and put my
finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I
will not believe." (St. John, 20.25)  - A good name for characters in a
play with the title "ALL IS TRUE".

Markus Marti

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From:           Tom Dale Keever <
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Date:           Monday, 16 Apr 2001 21:55:57 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 12.0846 Daft
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0846 Daft

>I've wanted to ask this of a knowledgeable forum for a long time. Henry
>VIII had as his #1 this series: Thomas, Cardinal Woolsey, Thomas
>Cromwell, Thomas More, Thomas Cranmer, and I think a few others; Hank,
>what's with all the Tommies?
>
>Doesn't anyone find this the least little bit unusual?
>
>All the best,
>R. A. Cantrell

I see nothing surprising in the coincidence.  Then, as now, it was a
name that inspired absolute confidence.

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