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[bur-bij] /ˈbɜr bɪdʒ/
Richard, 1567?–1619, English actor and associate of Shakespeare. Unabridged
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  • Burbage, Shakespeare, Condell, Hemings had been housekeepers with four shares each.

    Shakespeare's Family Mrs. C. C. Stopes
  • Burbage was clearly manager and owner of the Theatre at this period.

  • Perhaps Burbage, who had been a Stratford man, would help him.

    Master Skylark John Bennett
  • Burbage learned to anticipate this by yielding in the nick of time.

    Old Valentines Munson Aldrich Havens
  • In order to reimburse himself in some measure for this loss Burbage retained £30 of the rental due to Alleyn.

    Shakespearean Playhouses Joseph Quincy Adams
  • Burbage could have been heard murmuring, "There, there, my pretty."

    Old Valentines Munson Aldrich Havens
  • She never referred to her save as "that" Mrs. Burbage; the designation expressed anathema.

    Old Valentines Munson Aldrich Havens
  • I used to tease Burbage when I was naughty, by telling her you were never cross with me.

    Old Valentines Munson Aldrich Havens
  • I've done nothing but ring that confounded 'phone day in and day out and all I get is that 'Captain Burbage is away.'

  • "Speaking of catching him at it reminds me of that Mrs. Burbage," she continued.

    Old Valentines Munson Aldrich Havens
British Dictionary definitions for Burbage


James. ?1530–97, English actor and theatre manager, who built (1576) the first theatre in England
his son, Richard. ?1567–1619, English actor, associated with Shakespeare
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