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Tamburlaine the Great
     

Tamburlaine the Great

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by Christopher Marlowe, J. S. Cunningham (Editor)
 

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"Arguably the single-most important play of the Elizabethan era, Tamburlaine did more than any other to transform an insignificant form of public entertainment, barely distinguishable from the juggling, fencing, and animal-baiting with which it shared its performance space, into an art of national importance. . . . Tamburlaine cranks the excitements of language and

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"Arguably the single-most important play of the Elizabethan era, Tamburlaine did more than any other to transform an insignificant form of public entertainment, barely distinguishable from the juggling, fencing, and animal-baiting with which it shared its performance space, into an art of national importance. . . . Tamburlaine cranks the excitements of language and spectacle to an unprecedented pitch, not simply to indulge the fantasies of the audience but as an exemplary demonstration of poetry's dangerous potency." -The New York Review of Books

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ISBN-13:
9780801826696
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1981
Series:
Revels Plays Series
Pages:
352

Meet the Author

J. S. Cunningham is Emeritus Professor of English Literature from Leicester University

Eithne Henson is a retired Lecturer of English Literature.

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