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Tamburlaine the Er... Great.

Tamburlaine the Er... Great.

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Avery Brooks in the title role of Christopher Marlowe's Tamburlaine, adapted and directed by Michael Kahn. Source: Carol Rosegg hide caption

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Source: Carol Rosegg

Great at bloodshed, that is. Christopher Marlowe's play about the loudmouth tyrant is being revived at the (new and beautiful) Sidney Harman Hall in DC (owned by the Shakespeare Theatre company). The mighty role of Tamburlaine is filled by the mightily familiar Avery Brooks — you may remember him as Captain Sisko on Deep Space Nine. (Admit it! You remember.) Well, today you can talk to him about playing a very old role for a very new audience... and anything jazz, opera, theatre, movie or tv related (he does all of those things, amazingly).