The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1806 Monday, 25 September 2000.
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.