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Burbage Explained

burbage at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


Burbage at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

British actor. A popular actor by age 20, he was a member of the Earl of Leicester's company and the Chamberlain's (later King's) Men. Closely associated with W. Shakespeare, he was the first to play such roles as Richard III, Romeo, Henry V, Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, and King Lear. He also performed in plays by T. Kyd, B. Jonson, and J. Webster. He was a major shareholder of the Globe and Blackfriars theaters, built by his father, the actor-manager James Burbage, and managed by his brother.

Burbage at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : English actor who was the first to play the leading role in
several of Shakespeare's tragedies (1567-1619) [syn: {Richard