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 In 1599, Burbage saw a Carrionite in the Globe Theatre. He was with Will Kempe at the time and they decided not to tell anyone so they would not be suspected of madness. (TV: The Shakespeare Code) In late 1601, Burbage visited an inn and listened to Shakespeare's outline of the play Twelfth Night with the Fifth Doctor. (PROSE: Diary Extract) 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 He was played by Martin Clunes in the film Shakespeare in Love. Retrieved from "https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/Richard_Burbage?oldid=2666332" Categories: Actors from the real world 16th century individuals 17th century individuals People from the real world encountered by the Fifth Doctor People from the real world encountered by the Tenth Doctor Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.