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 Romeo and Juliet, 1.1.121: "grove of sycamore"

Romeo and Juliet,
Act 1, Scene 1, line 121.
grove of sycamore: the sycamore tree is associated with melancholy lovers, who are "sick-amour," so a sycamore tree, with its spreading branches and flaking bark, would provide an appropriate lurking-place for a melancholy lover.