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, 1.1.30: "if thou hadst, thou
hadst been poor-John"

Romeo and Juliet,
Act 1, Scene 1, line 30,
if thou hadst, thou hadst been poor-John: if you were fish (instead of flesh) you would would be the cheapest, ugliest kind. "Poor-John" was dried hake; the whole fish was dried until it was stiff, so that it looked, to those with a certain kind of imagination, like a grotesque erection.