The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1780 Wednesday, 29 September 2004
Date: Tuesday, 28 Sep 2004 08:14:09 -0700
Subject: 15.1771 Question on Measure for Measure
Comment: Re: SHK 15.1771 Question on Measure for Measure
As for Juliet Capulet, since she is likened to a "rich jewel,"
Be careful with that one it is a "rich jewel" but "it's on an Ethiope's
ear." I think this refers to Juliet's candela rating.
For the scientifically minded.
the candela's old definition was:
the intensity of 1/600 000 square meter of a "black body" (a perfect
radiator of energy) at the temperature of freezing platinum (2042 K) and
a pressure of 1 atmosphere.
The candela's new definition is:
the luminous intensity of a light source producing single-frequency
light at a frequency of 540 terahertz (THz) with a power of 1/683 watt
per steradian, or 18.3988 milliwatts over a complete sphere centered at
the light source.
(The frequency of 540 THz corresponds to a wave length of approximately
555.17 nanometers (nm); normal human eyes are more sensitive to the
yellow-green light of this wavelength than to any other.)
Romeo's 20/20 is as normal as the rest of us mere mortals.
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