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, 4.5.146: "thus wide I'll ope my arms"

Act 4, Scene 5, lines 146
thus wide I'll ope my arms: this wide I will open my arms.  This is an implied stage direction; in order for the line to make sense, the actor has to spread his arms as though inviting a huge hug.