Sir Thomas More (in 3 Panels)

Continuing my 3-panel play journey through Shakespeare's so-called "apocrypha"...

Sir Thomas More exists as a heavily revised manuscript showing evidence of collaboration by around six different people, with playwrights Anthony Munday and Henry Chettle credited with the bulk of the original material.

It is generally agreed now that Shakespeare contributed three pages of material covering Sir Thomas More's confrontation of the rioters threatening to evict and murder Flemish immigrants. Sir Ian McKellen has been particularly active lately in highlighting More's most impassioned speech to the rabble. I've shared this video before, but it's still worth a look:

Those three pages of material - housed, with the rest of the Sir Thomas More manuscript, in the British Library - are probably the closest we're going to get to any Shakespeare manuscript. PRETTY COOL, EH?