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, 3.2.48-56: "hipp'd . . . near-legg'd"

The Taming of the Shrew,
Act 3, Scene 2, line 48.

All of the horse diseases that Biondello mentions still afflict horses today. I originally thought it would be a good idea to find and publish photos of horses with the diseases, but after doing "glanders" I realized that such photos would produce pity rather than amusement. Therefore I have tried to give a taste of the effect that Shakespeare was aiming at by showing the following:

Oscar's Sloppy Jalopy
Image Source: WIKIA