Philip Weller caricature
Philip and Weller hugging

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-- 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 A Midsummer's Night Dream, 2.1.81: "forgeries of jealousy"

A Midsummer's Night Dream,
Act 2, Scene 1, Line 81.
forgeries: i.e., fantastic lies. Titania has accused Oberon of loving Hippolyta; Oberon gets back at her by claiming that she loves Theseus. Oberon's "proof" of his claim is that only the fairy influence of Titania could have enabled Theseus to escape entanglements with so many beautiful and loving women. Here, Titania responds by saying that everything Theseus has just said is only the product of his jealous paranoia.