Richard Agemo

About me

I live in Washington, DC. My first novel is about a 16th century English poet who is entrapped in a plot to commit treason.

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Rough Seas: Taffety Punk’s Wonderfully Strange Pericles

The first edition of Pericles was published in 1609, but scholars only guess about the date of the play’s original composition. One thing I love about Washington, DC is its abundant offerings of Shakespeare. And not just abundant, but diverse. One can enjoy large mainstream productions by the Shakespeare Theatre Company…

Shakespeare and the Battle of Memes (Part II)

The signature of “William Shakspere” from his will. None of the Stratfordian’s surviving signatures are spelled “William Shakespeare.” Memes are units of culture — languages, religions, books, plays, and songs, to name just a few. These are ideas that “catch on” or “go viral” and get passed from one person…

Shakespeare and the Battle of Memes

A Rubens painting of a scene from “Titus Andronicus.” Did Shakespeare write the play to head off the competition? My favorite Hamlet quote is “…there is nothing either good or bad except thinking makes it so.” How true that is – I chuckle at Nabokov’s 1956 afterword to Lolita, in which…

 
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