Some Shakespeare fans have long suspected that the Bard had some help with a few of his plays but it’s now official. The Huffington Post reports that “Christopher Marlowe …, has been credited as a co-author on a new edition of Shakespeare’s plays, published by Oxford University Press. Marlowe will be listed as co-writer of the three “Henry VI” plays

The publisher estimates that up to 17 of Shakespeare’s plays weren’t lone works of genius, but brilliant collaborations. Which, in a way, makes their timelessness that much more laudable…”

(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)