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Actor Avery Brooks Stars in 'Tamburlaine'

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Actor Avery Brooks Stars in 'Tamburlaine'

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Avery Brooks plays the starring role in Tamburlaine at the Shakespeare Theater in Washington, D.C. Carol Rosegg hide caption

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Avery Brooks plays the starring role in Tamburlaine at the Shakespeare Theater in Washington, D.C.

Carol Rosegg

Actor Avery Brooks plays the starring role in Christopher Marlowe's play, Tamburlaine, at the Shakespeare Theater in Washington, D.C., this winter.

The play is a portrait of a Central Asian emperor — a passionate warrior eventually undone by his own ambition.

Brooks is often associated with his role as Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Brooks talks about his acting career, and his experience playing the role of Tamburlaine.

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