Richard Burbage, son of James Burbage and younger brother of Cuthbert Burbage, was the leading player of the Chamberlain's men as constituted in 1594; at his father's death, Richard became a leading businessman with the company as well, having the Blackfriars Playhouse under his control.
brawl at the Theater, 1590
differences of opinion about his company affiliation, 1591-94; anecdote about playing Richard III (John Manningham)
Christmas, 1598-Sept 1619
other: character with Kempe in 2 Return from Parnasus; apears as self in Induction to The Malcontent 1604 (with Condell and Lowin; 1618, pageant celebrating the announcement of Prince Henry as Prince of Wales
Halliwell Street, Shoreditch
Julia (?Juliet), christened 2 January 1603; buried 12 September 1608
Frances, christened 16 September 1604; buried 16 September 1604
Anne, christened 6 November 1616; buried 15 August 1615
Winifred, christened 10 October 1613; buried 16 October 1616
Julia, christened 27 December 1614; buried 15 August 1615
William, christened 6 November 1616
Sara, christened 5 August 1619; buried 29 April 1625
self, buried 16 March 1619
elegies: "Exit Burbage" (Nungezer, p. 73); numerous elegies and elegiac references well into the 17th c
Closeness with brother Cuthbert: bought houses together in 1608, also 1617 (Eccles, 43)
Berry, "The Theatre," pp. 320-387; "The Curtain," pp. 404-18; "The first Globe," pp. 493-500; "The second Blackfriars," pp. 501-30.
Presumably, Burbage was the lead adult male player in the Chamberlain's men after its formation by June 1594 as well as in the King's men; a list of those roles being lengthy, the focus here is on his roles in lost plays.
- ?Urganda ?King Egereon, ?Eschines, "The Dead Man's Fortune" (Guesses: Greg, "Urganda," pp. 102-3, note to ll. 34-6; McMillin, King Egereon, p. 239; Bradley, Eschines, p. 97).
- King Gorboduc ("Envy"), Tereus ("Lechery"), "The Second Part of the Seven Deadly Sins"
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