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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.



The Prophecy of the Witches
Joseph Mallord William Turner

Kate Fleetwood as Lady Macbeth
Sir Patrick Stewart as Macbeth
Macbeth (2011)

Nicol Williamson as Macbeth
BBC Television Shakespeare:

Jon Finch as Macbeth
The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971)
Act 1, Scene 1:
If you just want to start reading, this is the place to start. The are lots of notes and illustrations in the margins.

Scene Indexes:
Go to any scene in Macbeth. Each link is followed by a brief scene summary.

Notable Quotes
Famous passages briefly explained, with links to the text, so that you can see the quotation in context.

Search the text of Macbeth for any word or combination of words.

Detailed Scene Summaries:
With many links to the text.

Character Reviews:
Annotated links to all appearances of a single character and all mentions of that character by other characters.

Annotated links to passages that illustrate aspects of Macbeth's character.

Themes and Motifs:
Annotated links to passages particularly relevant to significant themes and motifs.

Selected Bibliography:
The good, the bad, and the ugly of critical commentary. Each item is reviewed.

The Witchcraft Pages:
Pages from The Discoverie of Witchcraft (1584), and from King James' Dæmonologie (1597).

Extracts from Holinshed's Chronicles,
Shakespeare's source for Macbeth.

Genealogical Table of King James,
showing his descent from Banquo.

Thomas De Quincey's essay,
"On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth."