Tamburlaine

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Tamburlaine
Written by Christopher Marlowe
Characters Tamburlaine
Olympia
Date of premiere 1587
Place of premiere London, England
Original language English
Subject Tyranny
Power
Genre Tragedy
Setting Central Asia

Tamburlaine is a play by Christopher Marlowe. It is a tragedy written in two parts. The first part was performed in 1587. Both parts were printed in 1590. The play is about the Asiatic emperor Timur the Lame and his obsessive passion for power.