DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1591 Anonymous 2 The Troublesome Reign of King John

Reference Information

DEEP #: 135
Greg #: 102a
STC/Wing #: 14644 (pt. 2)
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): History
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 20
Date of First Publication: 1591
Date of First Production: 1591
Company of First Production: Queen Elizabeth's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Elizabeth's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto (bibliographically independent and in collection), 2 quartos in collection

Title-Page Features

Title: THE Second part of the troublesome Raigne of King Iohn, conteining the death of Arthur Plantaginet, the landing of Lewes, and the poysning of King Iohn at Swinstead Abbey.
Performance: As it was (sundry times) publikely acted by the Queenes Maiesties Players, in the honourable Citie of London.
Imprint: Imprinted at London for Sampson Clarke, and are to be solde at his shop, on the backe-side of the Royall Exchange. 1591.

Paratextual Material

To the Reader: Prologue "To the Gentlmen Readers" [A2r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Orwin, Thomas
Publisher: Clarke, Sampson
Imprint Location: O.8 (Royal Exchange - South Entrance)
Entries in Stationers' Register: None
Additional Notes: Although Greg considers this edition to be "bibliographically independent" (Bibliography, 1:178), STC labels it simply as "pt. 2 of 14644" and therefore does not classify it as a separate independent issue.