From Hamlet to Lear: How acting genius Richard Burbage inspired Shakespeare with ‘divine fury’

Richard Burbage was Shakespeare’s go-to lead actor. RSC artistic director Gregory Doran assesses the legacy of the first man to play Hamlet and Lear

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