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Burbage, Richard, actor, was bcrn about 1567, and was the son of James Burbage, also an actor and theatrical manager. His rapid progress earned for him, while he was only about 20, the sobriquet of "Roscius." He was associated with Shakespeare, Fletcher, Hemming, and Condell, in some of his undertakings, and, taking the chief role in new pieces, was thus the original Hamlet, Lear, Othello, Richard III., etc. He was also a successful painter, and a picture by him presented by William Cart-wright, the actor, to Dulwich College, and still preserved there, is described in Cartwright's catalogue as "a woman's head on a boord done by Mr. Burbige, ye actor." Burbage died in 1618.