Philip Weller caricature
Philip and Weller hugging

Welcome to my web site, now under development for more than twenty years.   
-- Philip Weller, November 13, 1941 - February 1, 2021
Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.


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Twelfth Night,
Act 1, Scene 1, line 20.

Note to Twelfth Night, 1.1.20, "I turn'd into a hart"

Orsinio compares himself to Actaeon of Greek mythology, who after a day of hunting, happened to see the chaste goddess Diana naked. Diana punished him by transforming Actaeon into a hart (a stag), which was then pursued and torn to pieces by Actaeon's own hound dogs.

In the painting below, Actaeon's head and feet have been transformed, and Diana herself has joined in the chase.
The Death of Actaeon by Titian
The Death of Actaeon by Titian