Christopher Marlowe
by Christopher Marlowe (9780217812818)

Christopher Marlowe
Christopher Marlowe
Release Date: 17 August 2009
Format: Paperback
Pages: 124
Category: Continental European
ISBN: 9780217812818
ISBN-10: 0217812813

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: TAMBURLAINE THE GREAT. Pa R T The Fir s T. IHI-' THE PROLOGUE. From jigging veins of rhyming mother wits, And such conceits as clownage keeps in pay, We'll lead you to the stately tent of war, Where you shall hear the Scythian Tamburlaine Threatening the world with high astounding terms, And scourging kingdoms with his conquering sword. View hut his picture in this tragic glass, And then, applaud his fortune as you please. DRA MA TIS PERSONsE. Mycetes, King of Persia. COSROE, his Brother. Ortygius, Ceneus, Meander, Menaphon, Theridamas, Tamburlaine, a Scythian Shepherd. Techelles, ) USUMCASANE, his Followers. Bajazeth, Emperor of the Turks. King of Arabia. King of Fez. King of Morocco. King of Argier (Algiers). Soldan of Egypt. Governor of Damascus. Agydas, Magnetes, Capolin, an Egyptian Captain. Philemus, a Messenger. Persian Lords and Captains. Median Lords. Zenocrate, Daughter of the Soldan of Egypt. Anippe, her Maid. Zabina, Wife of Bajazeth. Ebea, her Maid. Virgins of Damascus. No list of the characters is given in the early editions; the omission is frequent in plays of this period. THE GT(EAT. Part The First. ACT THE FIRST. SCENE I. Enter Mycetes, Cosroe, Meander, Theridamas, Ortygius, Ceneus, Menaphon, with others. YC. Brother Cosroe, I find myself aggrieved, Yet insufficient to express the same; For it requires a great and thundering speech: Good brother, tell the cause unto my lords; I know you have a better wit than I. Cos. Unhappy Persia, that in former age Hast been the seat of mighty conquerors. That, in their prowess and their policies, Have triumphed over Afric and the bounds Of Europe, where the sun scarce dares appear For freezin...

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