DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1659 Davenant, William 1 The Siege of Rhodes

Reference Information

DEEP #: 1121
Greg #: 763b(i)
STC/Wing #: D341
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragicomedy
Book Edition: 2
Play Edition: 2
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 24
Date of First Publication: 1656
Date of First Production: 1656 [Sep]
Company of First Production: Davenant's Opera Company
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 2 quartos
Variants: There is a second issue of this edition from 1663, Greg 763b(ii), which is not included in DEEP.

Title-Page Features

Performance: Made a Representation by the Art of Prospective in Scenes, And the Story sung in Recitative Musick. At the Cock-Pit in DRVRY Lane.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by J. M. for Henry Herringman, and are to be sold at his Shop, at the Sign of the Anchor, on the Lower-walk in the New-Exchange, 1659.

Paratextual Material

To the Reader: "To the Reader" signed "Will. D’avenant" [A2r]
Character List: "The Persons Represented" [A4r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Macock, John
Publisher: Herringman, Henry
Imprint Location: X.10 (Westminster - Britain's Burse)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Aug 27, 1656: Entered to Henry Herringman: "a Maske called The Siege of Rhodes made a representacion by the Art of Prospetiue in Scenes and the Story sung in recitative Musicke by Sr Will[ia]m Davenant. acted at ye back part of Rutland house at ye vpper end of Aldersgatestreet."