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.


Shylock and Portia:
"Be merciful . . . bid me tear the bond"
Thomas Sully
Act 1, Scene1:
If you just want to started reading, here's the place to start. The text has line numbers, marginal notes, and illustrations.

Scene Index:
Go to any scene in The Merchant of Venice. Includes brief scene summaries.

Search the text of The Merchant of Venice for any word or combination of words.

Notable Quotes from The Merchant of Venice:
There's a brief explanation of each quotation.