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Cuthbert Burbage
Birth: unknown
Death: 1636

Cuthbert Burbage built, along with his brother Richard, the world famous Globe Theatre, London. During the years before 1599 the Chamberlain's Men performed primarily at The Theatre, which had been leased by James Burbage, father of Cuthbert and Richard. The landlord, Giles Allen, a puritan, was not in favor of any theatrical activities on the site. In 1597 the lease expired, and the Chamberlain's men were forced to move to The Curtain, another public playing house near The Theatre. In the mean time The Theatre stood empty. It was at this time, whilst considering alternative playing houses, Burbage purchased the Blackfriars for 600, within the city but under the control of the crown and not city officials, who were staunchly against the Theatre. The local residents protested, however, so it would be years before the players were allowed to use the Blackfriars as a playhouse. Negotiations to move back in to The Theatre were hopeless, the landlord being exceedingly avaricious. In the mean time James Burbage died, leaving the struggle to his two sons, Richard and Cuthbert. Plans to pull down The Theatre and use the timbers for better use as the players could not agree terms with Allen, and since a clause in their former lease allowed them to dismantle the building, the Burbages and their associates and workmen gathered at night and took The Theatre apart, transporting its timbers across the Thames to the Bankside where they built the Globe. 
 
Burial:
St Leonard Churchyard
Shoreditch
London Borough of Hackney
Greater London, England
Plot: unmarked [unmarked]
 
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Record added: Sep 03, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 12232
Cuthbert Burbage
Added by: Kieran Smith
 
Cuthbert Burbage
Added by: Kieran Smith
 
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- Lance
 Added: Jan. 15, 2014
I light a candle for Cuthbert Burbage ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
Rest in peace.
- Ken MacLeod
 Added: Jul. 4, 2008
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