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.

From my website

Was Hamlet Banned?

Few contemporary references survive about Hamlet, a play published after Queen Elizabeth I’s death. Many consider it the best play ever written. Actors have performed it thousands of times over the last four centuries: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. And yet, was Shakespeare’s most celebrated work — the crown of the Western canon…

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…

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