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.

[Oliver tries to rough up Orlando, but Orlando gets the upper hand.]


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As You Like It,
Act 1, Scene 1, scene direction line 53.
[Oliver tries to rough up Orlando, but Orlando gets the upper hand.]: —There are many places in Shakespeare's plays where there is no stage direction, but the text tells that something physical is happening. In such cases editors make up their own stage directions, as I have done here.





Oliver wrestling Orlando

Oliver (William Mannering) wrestling Orlando (Simon Mannering)
The Globe, 2015