Tamburlaine the Great - Part 2, Act 1, Scenes 1 and 2 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Act 1, Scenes 1 and 2 Summary

A brief prologue reveals that Tamburlaine proved such a popular character with audiences that a second play chronicling his life was written, and also reveals that this play tells how both Tamburlaine and Zenocrate died and what happened in the aftermath of their deaths.

Scene 1 - In a speech to his regents and army, Orcanes refers to their duty to Callapine, the son of Bajazeth who is now living as a prisoner of Tamburlaine's. He also refers to impending peace talks with Sigismund, the King of Hungary. The Regents refer to the need for unity and truce in the face of Tamburlaine's increasing desire for more land, and to how Sigismund has brought with him a huge army. Orcanes speaks at length about his desire to destroy Sigismund and his army, but his Regents remind him again of Tamburlaine's increasing lust...

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