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Re: Paris' poor physics
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1806  Monday, 25 September 2000.

From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Saturday, 23 Sep 2000 10:33:22 -0700
Subject: 11.1795 Paris' poor physics in "Romeo & Juliet" V, iii
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1795 Paris' poor physics in "Romeo & Juliet" V, iii


I don't think that "the merest Elizabethan child" would understand the
principle that solid substances convey sound better.  A great deal of
Elizabethan science seems painfully wrong, like humoral medicine, for
instance.  What is interesting here is that while the theory is
specious, the practice is absolutely right.



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