Kit Marlowe got a great death – stabbed in the eye during a bar fight? Faked his own death because he was a spy for the crown?
Shakespeare, on the other hand, likely got a really bad cold. Maybe it was after a night of heavy drinking when his friends carried him home, maybe not.
So, here’s the game – write Shakespeare a better death. You get to change any details you want, including where he is (or isn’t) buried, and when. What kind of dramatic end should we give him? Did he have issues with his daughter’s husband, who had him killed? Did he sell his soul? Did the witches finally come for him?
The more creative (while still remaining about as feasible as any random Oxford theory you’ve heard), the better!