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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 Hamlet, 5.2.53: "changeling"


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Act 5, Scene 2, line 53
"Changeling" is Hamlet's humorous way of referring to the letter he forged and which he substituted for the letter Rosencrantz and Guildenstern were carrying to England at the command of King Claudius.

In folklore, a changeling was a fairy child substituted for a stolen human child.

evil-looking changeling in a cradle