Richard Agemo

About me

I live in Washington, DC. My first novel is about a 16th century English poet whose enemies frame for treason.

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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…

Taffety Punk’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost”

Besides the seating, not much has changed in the Folger Theatre since 1932, when this photograph was taken. Yesterday morning I arrived at the Folger Theatre just after 11. The line of people waiting to get free tickets to Taffety Punk Theatre Company’s “Bootleg Shakespeare” production of Love’s Labour’s Lost already…

In the Shakespeare Authorship Debate, Stratfordians Should Drop the “Conspiracy” Charge

Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford. Is he the subject of some “conspiracy theory”? The answer is no. Those who defend the grain dealer from Stratford as the man who wrote Shakespeare – the so-called “Stratfordians” – have several labels for opposing schools of thought. One of them…

 
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