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 Hamlet, 4.5.134: "I dare damnation"

Act 4, Scene 5, lines 134
I dare damnation: I dare to risk damnation.  —A few seconds ago the King asserted that he was protected by "divinity"; Laertes now responds to that assertion by saying that, in order to get revenge for his father's death, he is willing to attack the king and so be damned to hell.