Tamburlaine

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Tamburlaine
Written byChristopher Marlowe
CharactersTamburlaine
Olympia
Date of premiere1587
Place of premiereLondon, England
Original languageEnglish
SubjectTyranny
Power
GenreTragedy
SettingCentral 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.