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, 3.5.155: "Or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither."

Romeo and Juliet,
Act 3, Scene 5, line 155.
hurdle: a sledge or frame used to drag prisoners to execution. In the image below you can see two prisoners being dragged to the gallows on hurdles.

Detail from the execution of Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators, January 31, 1606.