DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1655 Davenport, Robert King John and Matilda

Reference Information

DEEP #: 1113
Greg #: 749a
STC/Wing #: D370
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): History
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 36
Date of First Publication: 1655
Date of First Production: 1628 [c.1628-1629]
Company of First Production: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Author: Written by ROBERT DAVENPORT Gent.
Performance: As it was Acted with great Applause by her Majesties Servants at the Cock-pit in Drury-lane.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed for Andrew Pennycuicke, in the Year 1655.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Epistle to: Montague Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey; from: Andrew Pennycuicke [A2v]
To the Reader: "To the knowing Reader" signed "R. D." (Robert Davenport) [A2r]
Character List: "The Names of the Persons in the Play, and of the Actors that first Acted it on the Stage, and often before their Majesties" [A1v]
Actor List: part of "The Names of the Persons" [A1v]

Stationer Information

Printer: [unknown]
Publisher: Penneycuicke, Andrew
Entries in Stationers' Register: None