DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1658 Dekker, Thomas; Rowley, William; Ford, John The Witch of Edmonton

Reference Information

DEEP #: 1151
Greg #: 785a
STC/Wing #: R2097
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragicomedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 34
Date of First Publication: 1658
Date of First Production: 1621
Company of First Production: Prince Charles's Men (first)
Company Attribution: Prince Charles's Men (first)
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: The Witch of Edmonton: A known true STORY.
Author: Composed into A TRAGI-COMEDY By divers well-esteemed Poets; William Rowley, Thomas Dekker, John Ford, &c.
Performance: Acted by the Princes Servants, often at the Cock-Pit in Drury-Lane, once at Court, with singular Applause.
Illustration: Woodcut on title page with devil dog saying "Ho haue I found thee cursing", "Mother Sawyer" saying "Sanctabecetur nomen tuum", and "Cuddy Banks" in a pond saying "Help Help I am Drownd"
Imprint: Never printed till now. ... London, Printed by J. Cottrel, for Edward Blackmore, at the Angel in Paul's Church-yard. 1658.

Paratextual Material

Argument: "The whole Argument is this Dystich" [A2v]
Character List: "Actors Names" [A2r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Cottrell, James
Publisher: Blackmore, Edward
Imprint Location: A.3 (Paul's Churchyard - Northeast)
Entries in Stationers' Register: May 21, 1658: Entered to Edward Blackmore: "a booke called The Witch of Edmonton a TragiComedy by Will: Rowley &c."