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, 1.4.18: "common bound"

Romeo and Juliet,
Act 1, Scene 4, line 18.
common bound: ordinary leap. Leaping was a favorite feature of the dancing of Shakespeare's time, similar to the woodcut [taken from an oil painting hanging in Penshurst Palace] depicting the Earl of Leicester dancing a leaping La Volta with Queen Elizabeth I.