DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1592 Anonymous Arden of Faversham

Reference Information

DEEP #: 142
Greg #: 107a
STC/Wing #: 733
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 38
Black Letter: Yes
Date of First Publication: 1592
Date of First Production: 1591 [1588-1592]
Company of First Production: Unknown
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 3 quartos

Title-Page Features

Title: THE LAMENTABLE AND TRVE TRAGEDIE OF M. ARDEN OF FEVERSHAM IN KENT. Who was most wickedlye murdered, by the meanes of his disloyall and wanton wyfe, who for the loue she bare to one Mosbie, hyred two desperat ruffins Blackwill and Shakbag, to kill him. Wherin is shewed the great mallice and discimulation of a wicked woman, the vnsatiable desire of filthie lust and the shamefull end of all murderers.
Imprint: Jmprinted at London for Edward White, dwelling at the lyttle North dore of Paules Church at the signe of the Gun. 1592.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Allde, Edward
Publisher: White, Edward (1)
Imprint Location: A.1 (Paul's Churchyard - Little North Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Apr 3, 1592: Entered to Edward White (1): "The tragedie of Arden of Feuersham & blackwill."
Dec 18, 1592: Ordered in full Court that, "Whereas Edward white and abell Ieffes haue eche of them offendyd. viz Edw White in havinge printed the spanish tragedie belonging to Abell Ieffes / and Abell Ieffes in having printed the tragedie of arden of kent belonginge to Edw White. yt is agreed that all the bookes of eche ympression shalbe as confiscated and forfayted, according to thordonnances, disposed to thuse of the poore of the companye / for that eche of them hath seuerally transgressed the ordonnances of the seid impressions"; each to pay a fine of 10s., and the question of their imprisonment be referred to the Master, Wardens, and Assistants (Court Book B, fol. 456b).
Jun 29, 1624: Transferred from the widow of Edward White (2) to Edward Allde: "Arden of Feuersham".