The son of James Burbage, Richard Burbage was the leading actor of The Lord Chamberlain's Men (later King's Men) from 1594 to his death. He created many of Shakespeare's plays in such roles as "Richard III", "Hamlet", "Othello" and "King Lear". He was also famous for his Hieronimo in Kyd's "The Spanish Tragedy". He was also known as a scene-painter.
Richard, fils de James (Londres vers 1567-Londres 1619), fit partie de la compagnie de Shakespeare, dont il fut l'associé et l'un des grands interprètes.