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, 4.1.23, "As Hymen's lamps shall light you"

The Tempest,
Act 4, Scene 1, line 23
The symbolic torch of Hymen, the Greek and Roman god of marriage, was supposed to promise happiness if it burned with a clear flame, the opposite if it smoked.
Statue of Hymen by Jacob Ungerer
Jacob Ungerer