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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
?

Hi,

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.

Cheers,
Se

 

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