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 Tempest, 1.1.6-7: "the master's whistle"

The Tempest,
Act 1, Scene 1, line 6.

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.