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 King Lear, 2.2.17: "worsted-stocking knave"

King Lear,
Act 2, Scene 2, line 17
worsted-stocking knave: worsted stockings were made of closely-twisted wool, and worn by servants, peasants, and men of low rank, while real gentlemen wore very expensive silk stockings.

Worsted Stockings Worsted Stockings Silk Stockings Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southhampton