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, 1.1.82: "Profaners of this neighbor-stained steel"

Romeo and Juliet,
Act 1, Scene 1, line 82,
Profaners of this neighbor-stained steel: By staining their steel with the blood of their neighbors, they have profaned the steel [profaned their weapons] as their weapons should be consecrated to the defense of the entire community.