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.

Note to Much Ado About Nothing, 1.1.317: "The fairest grant is the necessity"

Much Ado About Nothing,
Act 1, Scene 1, line 317.
The fairest grant is the necessity: the best gift is the one that is urgently needed. —Don Pedro's gift to Claudio is going to be Hero's hand in marriage, and Don Pedro is proud to give a gift that Claudio really wants.