avery brooks tamburlaine

We saw Tamburlaine at the Shakespeare Theatre Company last night. Tamburlaine was the first play of Christopher Marlowe, a contemporary of our friend Shakespeare. The cool kids at Shakespeare Co. are running it and Edward II, Marlowe’s last play, in repertory to kick off their first season in their big new fancy auditorium that will allow them to do cool things … like run two plays at once.
Tamburlaine is a jolly little holiday play about a lowly shepherd who takes over the world through cunning and force and bloody terror. I can’t say I particularly enjoyed it … but the costumes were beautiful.