Michael LoMonico has taught Shakespeare to many eager teachers and to quite a few intimidated students. His experiences have taught him that every student, whatever his or her degree of education, needs to be introduced to Shakespeare's language gently. Michael is currently the Senior Consultant on National Education for the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. His books include The Shakespeare Book of Lists, Shakespeare 101, and That Shakespeare Kid. He was an assistant to the editor for the curriculum section of all three volumes of the Folger's Shakespeare Set Free series, published by Washington Square Press. He was also the technical editor of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare.He has taught Shakespeare courses and workshops for students and teachers in thirty-six states, in Canada and England, and digitally in South Africa and Russia. After teaching high school English for thirty-three years he brought his expertise to future teachers at Stony Brook University. His goal is to change the way that Shakespeare is taught in this country.