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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, Prologue, line 12: "two hours' traffic"


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Romeo and Juliet,
Prologue, line 12.
The phrase two hours' traffic poses a puzzle. On the modern stage, the full text of the play cannot be done in two hours. Does this mean that the play was cut in Shakespeare's time, or that Shakespearean actors spoke much faster than modern actors do?