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Tamburlaine the Great, Part 1

Christopher Marlowe

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Tamburlaine the Great is the name of a play in two parts by Christopher Marlowe. It is loosely based on the life of the Central Asian emperor, Timur 'the lame'. Written in 1587 or 1588, the play is a milestone in Elizabethan public drama; it marks a turning away from the clumsy language and loose plotting of the earlier Tudor dramatists, and a new interest in fresh and vivid language, memorable action, and intellectual complexity. Along with Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy, it may be considered the first popular success of London's public stage. Marlowe, generally considered the greatest of the University Wits, influenced playwrights well into the Jacobean period, and echoes of Tamburlaine's bombast and ambition can be found in English plays all the way to the Puritan closing of the theaters in 1642. While Tamburlaine is considered inferior to the great tragedies of the late-Elizabethan and early-Jacobean period, its significance in creating a stock of themes and, especially, in demonstrating the potential of blank verse in drama, are still acknowledged. (Summary by Wikipedia) CAST Prologue, Dramatis Personae, GOVERNOR OF DAMASCUS: Martin Geeson MYCETES, king of Persia; MAGNETES, Median lord; CAPOLIN, an Egyptian; A BASSO; ATTENDANT: Algy Pug COSROE, his brother: Bruce Pirie MEANDER, Persian lord: David Richardson THERIDAMAS, Persian lord: Timothy Ferguson ORTYGIUS, Persian lord: sparks0314 CENEUS, Persian lord: DerekP MENAPHON, Persian lord: Alan TAMBURLAINE, a Scythian shepherd: David Goldfarb TECHELLES, follower of Tamburlaine: Readalot USUMCASANE, follower of Tamburlaine: Nigel Boydell BAJAZETH, emperor of the Turks: bish KING OF FEZ; KING OF MOROCCO; SOLDAN OF EGYPT; AGYDAS, Median lord: Marty Kris KING OF ARGIER: Jafbado KING OF ARABIA: Robert Scheid PHILEMUS, a spy: Sarah Crampton ZENOCRATE, daughter to the Soldan of Egypt: Sandra G ANIPPE, her maid: Availle ZABINA, wife to BAJAZETH: Amy Gramour EBEA, her maid: ChyAnne Donnell FIRST VIRGIN, VIRGINS: Elizabeth Klett SECOND VIRGIN, V

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English

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2h 22m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:56