James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.
On the Death of Burbage
By Thomas Middleton (15801627)
Richard Burbage was a noted English actor of Elizabeths time. He seems to have been the original Hamlet, Lear, and Othello, and acted in the same company as Shakespeare. He was highly esteemed by authors and the public. He died on March 16, 1619.