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 Hamlet, 1.5.174: "With arms encumber'd thus"


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Hamlet,
Act 1, Scene 5, line 174
Crossing the arms is still (C.E. 2020) a common physical expression of doubt, and Hamlet uses body language to demonstrate what he means.

Man with a skeptical expression and crossed arms.

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