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. 73: "Clubs, bills, and partisans"

Romeo and Juliet,
Act 1, Scene 1, line 73.
Bills and partisans are polearms [a polearm is a close combat weapon in which the main fighting part of the weapon is fitted to the end of a long shaft, typically of wood, thereby extending the user's effective range], which were typically used by peasant soldiers against knights on horseback.