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 (tăm′ər-lān′) or Tam·bur·laine (-bər-) Originally Timur. 1336-1405.
Mongolian conqueror who led his nomadic hordes from their capital at Samarqand in central Asia to overrun vast areas of Persia, Turkey, Russia, and India.


(Biography) another name for Tamerlane


(ˈtæm ərˌleɪn)

also Tamburlaine

(Timur Lenk) 1336?–1405, Tartar conqueror in S and W Asia.
Also called Timur.
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Noun1.Tamburlaine - Mongolian ruler of Samarkand who led his nomadic hordes to conquer an area from Turkey to Mongolia (1336-1405)Tamburlaine - Mongolian ruler of Samarkand who led his nomadic hordes to conquer an area from Turkey to Mongolia (1336-1405)


[ˈtæmbəˌleɪn] NTamerlán
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Tamburlaine the man is an exaggerated type; most of the men about him are his faint shadows, and those who are intended to be comic are preposterous.
Naumann has been painting the Saints drawing the Car of the Church, and I have been making a sketch of Marlowe's Tamburlaine Driving the Conquered Kings in his Chariot.
Do you intend Tamburlaine to represent earthquakes and volcanoes?
parts of Tamburlaine, Doctor Faustus, The Jew of Malta, and The Spanish
More than a century after the Towneley Herod first prayed to Mohammed, Marlowe's Tamburlaine followed his example--albeit with unprecedented defiance and ambiguity.
His topics include freedom, tyranny, and order in the English Renaissance; going to the theater in Shakespeare's London; Tamburlaine parts one and two; Arden of Faversham; Antony and Cleopatra; The Duchess of Malfi; and 'Tis Pity She's a Whore.
These included the entire History Cycle with Alan Howard, Much Ado and Cyrano with Derek Jacobi, Singer and Tamburlaine with Tony Sher, Loves Labours Lost with Ralph Fiennes, The Seagull with Simon Russell Beale, Winter's Tale with Jeremy Irons, Othello with Ben Kingsley and David Suchet and the award winning musical Poppy.
14 issue ("Conquering a Marlowe Classic," Front & Center) states that Marlowe's Tamburlaine the Great has not been performed in New York City in 60 years.
14) Readers of George Whetstone's The English Myrror (1586), a source for Marlowe's Tamburlaine, may have been led to a similar conclusion in the description of Hunyadi's performance at the Siege of Belgrade, where the Sultan Mahomet was 'driuen with dishonor, besides the losse of many men, & much artillery, by that valiant Hungarian captaine Iohn Vaiuode'.
2) to Marlowe's poetics and poetic practice as recorded in three of the latter's first (and extant) plays: 1 and 2 Tamburlaine and Dido, Queen of Carthage.
Chamber Music Concert Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra and the Tamburlaine Theatre Company present Olivier Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time,'' 7:30 p.
H]ere, eat sir, take it from my swords point, or Ile thrust it to thy heart," Tamburlaine says, offering "meat" to his encaged hostage and dinner guest, Bajazeth, the just-conquered Turkish king (Tamburlaine 4.