Artistic rivalries are the stuff of high drama -- look no further than the one-upsmanship of Mozart and Salieri, or the decades-long back-biting of Keith and Mick to see how great art is fueled by equal parts jealousy and egomania. But one tete-a-tete goes back a long ways: the rivalry of William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe. A fervent subset of ivory tower muckrakers have long argued that Marlowe, not Shakespeare, is the true author of the timeless plays and sonnets so celebrated. Now, an Elizabethan crime drama ratchets up the stakes. In... More >>>