"Since there is so little knowledge about the real William Shakespeare - The DailyTelegraph wrote - it would be hardly suprising therefore, that plenty of theories about our most famous bard and his work have arisen, since after all already Mark Twain said: 'So far as anybody actually knows and can prove, Shakespeare of Stratford-on-Avon never wrote a play in his life'.”
For Marlowe the Telegraph summarized :
The theory goes that the reports of Marlowe's death in a drunken brawl on May 30 1593 were falsified to protect him from going to prison for being an atheist.
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