If anybody ever corners me and asks for a Shakespeare trivia question I will say, "Who is Corambis?"
The answer is that this is the name Polonius is called by, in the Bad Quarto of Hamlet.
My question to you is, where does this name come from? If the Bad Quarto is supposed to be the one made up from the memories of actors who'd performed the play, how does one get Corambis from Polonius? It's not even close. I note for comparison that Laertes is spelled Leartes - that makes sense. Likewise with Ofelia or even Gilderstone for Guildenstern. But this Corambis thing is out in left field.
Anybody know the history? Reason to believe that Polonius was in fact called by another name by Shakespeare himself at some point?
By the way, found text of the Bad Quarto over at Project Gutenberg. Who knew?