Richard Agemo lives in Washington, D.C. He grew up in the rural Midwest. A Shakespeare addict, he’s blogged about the Bard for five years. His first exposure to Shakespeare came in high school reading and studying Hamlet, but he really got hooked after college. He had studied in France where he developed the habit of reading plays before seeing them staged. Once back in the States, he began doing the same thing with Shakespeare’s plays, which raised his appreciation for these sublime works and their author.