# What is Marlowe
**Marlowe** is special-purpose language for financial contracts on Cardano, allowing contracts to be written in the language of finance, rather than using a general-purpose language on the blockchain.
Because it is special-purpose, it is easier to read, write and understand Marlowe contracts. It is also safer: some sorts of errors are impossible to write, and we can completely analyze contract behavior without having to run a contract.
**The Marlowe team** implemented in-browser support for Marlowe Run, finished work on the new [Marlowe website](https://webinar.marlowe-finance.io/), and included a registration link for the **upcoming series of webinars.**
Next Upcoming Webinar Series:
Explore the future of open finance
**June 3, 2021**
## What is the Marlowe Playground?
In the browser-based Marlowe Playground you can write Marlowe contracts, in a variety of different ways. Once a contract is written, you can analyze its behavior, e.g. checking whether any payments made by the contract could conceivably fail. You can also step through how a contract will behave, simulating the actions of the participants, and read a comprehensive tutorial on Marlowe and the Playground.
## How does the playground work?