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  1. Richard,1567?–1619, English actor and associate of Shakespeare.
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Examples from the Web for burbage

Historical Examples

  • In this there is a dialogue between Shakespeare's fellow-actors, Burbage and Kempe.

    Browning's England

    Helen Archibald Clarke

  • The locality, therefore, was almost ideal for the purpose Burbage had in mind.

    Shakespearean Playhouses

    Joseph Quincy Adams

  • This probably explains why Burbage did not attempt to erect his playhouse there.

    Shakespearean Playhouses

    Joseph Quincy Adams

  • Burbage was clearly manager and owner of the Theatre at this period.

  • I used to tease Burbage when I was naughty, by telling her you were never cross with me.

    Old Valentines

    Munson Aldrich Havens

British Dictionary definitions for burbage


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