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Burbage, Richard 1567?-1619; Eng. actor: associate of Shakespeare
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, Richard 1567?-1619.
English actor and theater manager. The foremost tragedian of his day, he was the first to play the title roles in Shakespeare's Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, and Richard III.