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 The Taming of the Shrew, 2.1.295: "Grissel"

The Taming of the Shrew,
Act 2, Scene 1, line 295.

Grissel: patient Griselda, the epitome of wifely obedience and devotion. Her story is told by the Clerk in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

Walter makes Griselda promise to obey him always.
Illustration by Mary Eliza Haweis from the 1882 book Chaucer for Children.

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