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 Tempest, 1.1.6-7: "the master's whistle"
This kind of whistle is known as a "bosun whistle," and it's used to communicate directions because its high-pitched notes can be heard over the roaring of a storm.