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, 1.4.90-91. "And bakes the elflocks in foul sluttish hairs, / Which once untangled, much misfortune bodes "


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Act 1, Scene 4, lines 90-91.
Queen Mab is also responsible for baking the elflocks in foul sluttish hairs: hardening the tangles and matts in dirty hair. Which once untangled, much misfortune bodes: Folklore said that matted hair was the work of elves, who would take revenge if it were untangled.

Mona Lisa with elflocks
Mona Lisa with elflocks