DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1594 Anonymous; Shakespeare, William (?) The Taming of a Shrew

Reference Information

DEEP #: 181
Greg #: 120a
STC/Wing #: 23667
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 26
Date of First Publication: 1594
Date of First Production: 1592 [c.1590-1604]
Company of First Production: Unknown
Company Attribution: Pembroke's Men
Total Editions: 4 quartos, 2 folios in collection

Title-Page Features

Title: A Pleasant Conceited Historie, called The taming of a Shrew.
Performance: As it was sundry times acted by the Right honorable the Earle of Pembrook his seruants.
Imprint: Printed at London by Peter Short and are to be sold by Cutbert Burbie, at his shop at the Royall Exchange. 1594.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Short, Peter
Bookseller: Burby, Cuthbert
Imprint Location: O.8 (Royal Exchange - South Entrance)
Entries in Stationers' Register: May 2, 1594: Entered to Peter Short: "a booke intituled A plesant Conceyted historie called the Tayminge of a Shrowe".
Jan 22, 1607: Transferred from Cuthbert Burby to Nicholas Ling: "The taminge of A Shrewe".
Nov 19, 1607: Transferred from Nicholas Ling to John Smethwick: "The taminge of A Shrewe".
Aug 24, 1642: Transferred from John Smethwick decd. to Francis Smethwick: "salvo iure cuiuscunque ... The tameing of a shrew."
Sep 14, 1642: Transferred from Francis Smethwick to Miles Flesher: "The tameing of a shrew."