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, 1.3.43. "and, by my holidam,"

Romeo and Juliet,
Act 1, Scene 3, line 43.
holidam: halidom, holiness. The word is derived from a phrase, "holy dame," for the Virgin Mary, but had no more religious meaning than "by heaven" does now.