The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1931 Friday, 22 October 2004
Date: Thursday, 21 Oct 2004 16:21:21 +0100
Subject: 15.1923 Greenblatt
Comment: Re: SHK 15.1923 Greenblatt
Bruce Richman wrote:
>No characters named Mary in the plays, either, though Marias appear,
>in TN, as noted, and in LLL.
As I pointed out some time ago, although the Latin forms of baptismal
names were usually used formally, in everyday speech the English forms
would be used. Hence:
Maria: "My name is Mary, sir." (TN, Act 1, Sc. 3)
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