Category:James Burbage

James Burbage may accurately be called the father of the early modern English playhouse. He was part of the project known as the Red Lion in 1567, but most famously with the Theater in Shoreditch in 1576.


Leicester's Men

Playhouse Owner

1635, son, Cuthbert, testified to his father's role (Sharers' Papers)

Works Cited

Eccles, Mark. "Elizabethan Actors I: A-D," Notes and Queries 236.1 (1991): 38-48.
Ingram, William, The Business of Playing. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1992.
Nungezer, Edwin. A Dictionary of Actors. New York: Greenwood Press, 1968 (orig. Yale University Press, 1929).

Berry, Herbert. "Part Three: Playhouses, 1560-1660." In English Professional Theatre, 1530–1660. Ed. Glynne Wickham, Herbert Berry, and William Ingram. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2000. 15–149.


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