Richard Burbage was the leading player of Lord Chamberlain's Men, a group that performed several of William Shakespeare's plays. Along with his brother Cuthbert Burbage, Richard owned the Globe Theatre. (PROSE: Diary Extract)
History[edit | edit source]
After seeing Burbage in the debut performance of King Lear, the First Doctor considered him a good actor, if "rubbish at portraying old men crushed by the delicious uncertainties of life." (PROSE: Byzantium!)
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- He was played by Martin Clunes in the film Shakespeare in Love.