Let's sit down for the first (and, thankfully, only) presidential debate between William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe!
I'm being a bit unfair to Marlowe here, as his authorship of the infamous Dutch Church Libel (a poem in rhymed iambic pentameter that threatened recent Protestant refugees from France and the Netherlands, and which may or may not have led to his untimely demise) was never confirmed. However, it contrasts very nicely with the passage in Sir Thomas More on refugees, which is largely agreed to have been written by Shakespeare. I'll let Sir Ian McKellen take it from here:
Tune in again on Thursday for the rest of the debate!
On a blatantly commercial note, I'm starting to sell out of various sizes of my never-to-be-reprinted Shakespeare/Burbage campaign t-shirt! If you want one, now is the time to get one!