DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1658 Davenant, William The Cruelty of the Spaniards in Peru

Reference Information

DEEP #: 1154
Greg #: 787a
STC/Wing #: D321
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Opera
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 16
Date of First Publication: 1658
Date of First Production: 1658
Company of First Production: Davenant's Opera Company
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: The Cruelty of the SPANIARDS IN PERU.
Performance: Exprest by Instrumentall and Vocall Musick, and by Art of Perspective in Scenes, &c. Represented daily at the Cockpit in DRURY-LANE, At Three after noone punctually.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed for Henry Herringman, and are to be sold at his Shop at the Anchor in the Lower walk in the New Exchange. 1658.

Paratextual Material

Argument: "The Argument of the whole Designe" [A2r]
Other Paratexts: "The description of the Frontispiece" [A2r]

Stationer Information

Printer: [unknown]
Publisher: Herringman, Henry
Imprint Location: X.10 (Westminster - Britain's Burse)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Nov 30, 1658: Entered to Henry Herringman: "a booke called The Cruelty of ye Spaniards in Peru Exprest by Instrumentall and vocall musicke & by ye Art of Prospetiue in Scenes &c represented dayly at ye Cockpit in Drury lane. by Sr William Davenant."
Additional Notes: The end of the text notes that, "Notwithstanding the great expence necessary to Scenes, and other ornaments in this Entertainment, there is a good provision made of places for a shilling. And it shall begin certainly at 3 after noon" [D4r].