Another mystery dinner guest

Seems as if there are quite a few people interested in who would show up if the author of As You Like It, and others of the supposedly "Shakespearean" plays, were invited to dinner.

The June 15, 2014, issue of the New York Times Sunday Book Review's "By the Book" written by John Lahr is an interview with Hilary Rodham Clinton, the former secretary of state and author, and in it she is challenged: "You're hosting a literary dinner party. Which three writers are invited?" and her answer is singular: "I'd choose to have one guest for a long dinner: William Shakespeare. I'm curious to see who would show up and what he really wrote."

(You can read the interview by clicking here.)

Of course, I'm thinking that Mary Sidney, the learned writer and politically savvy Countess of Pembroke, would make the most appropriate guest under these circumstances, with a slight adjustment in the pronoun department. And Mary Sidney would be much wittier than you know who  -- we have proof that she got out and about a good deal and was an admired part of the literary scene in England, whereas we have not one verified instance of Mr Shakespeare's literary involvement anywhere.