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.



Chris Kayser as King Lear
Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, 2019
Photo by Daniel Parvis

King Leir and Daughteers
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Act 1, Scene 1:
If you just want to start reading, here's the place to start. The notes and illustrations are conveniently placed in the right-hand margin.

Scene Index:
Links to scenes in King Lear. Each link is followed by a brief scene summary.

Find any word in KING LEAR NAVIGATOR site.

Notable Quotes:
Each quote is briefly explained, and linked to the text, so that you can see the quote in context.
The story of King Lear as Shakespeare knew it.
What Shakespeare read about the story of "Leir" in Holinshed's Chronicles.

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