They want a learned courtier like Bacon, or a dashing gay atheist spy like Marlowe (yes, I realize that we have no actual proof that he was gay, or an atheist. But he might have been, and isn't it exciting! Suddenly I want there to be a cop show about Marlowe. "He likes boys! He talks shit about Moses! He FIGHTS CRIME!" Kyd could be his sidekick).
And thus starts the bestest idea for a TV show ever as witnessed in this ad for it check your local listings for Marlowe: Gay Athiet Spy!
And there's even a theme song! Marlowe theme song
God bless other English Majors, for who else could share in our crazed notions?