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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"
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.