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 (bûr′bĭj), Richard 1567?-1619.
English actor and theater manager. The foremost tragedian of his day, he was the first to play the title roles in Shakespeare's Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, and Richard III.


1. (Biography) James. ?1530–97, English actor and theatre manager, who built (1576) the first theatre in England
2. (Biography) his son, Richard. ?1567–1619, English actor, associated with Shakespeare


(ˈbɜr bɪdʒ)

Richard, 1567?–1619, English actor.
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Noun1.Burbage - English actor who was the first to play the leading role in several of Shakespeare's tragedies (1567-1619)Burbage - English actor who was the first to play the leading role in several of Shakespeare's tragedies (1567-1619)
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Edward Burbage, like Shakespeare's own portrait, is, we venture to think, a trifle stolid.
But these limits were narrow, and in 1576 James Burbage inaugurated a new era by erecting 'The Theater' just to the north of the 'city,' only a few minutes' walk from the center of population.
In the other quarter-finals of the Hilditch Cup, Burbage pulled off a surprise win when they beat Hinckley Amateurs 1sts by two runs in a lowscoring game, Burbage making 85 all out and Hinckley Ams making only 83.
If you're Nick Talbot, Master Burbage wants you,' he sniggered, and made off.
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King uses such materials as the lists of actors from Jonson's Workes, the plot of The Battle of Alcazar, prompt books, places in the old scripts where actors are named instead of roles, the title page of the 1623 Duchess of Malfi, which includes the casts of two productions (Taylor replaces Burbage, after the latter's death in 1619) and many other pre-Restoration documents.
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