DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1607 Anonymous; Shakespeare, William (?) The Taming of a Shrew

Reference Information

DEEP #: 183
Greg #: 120c
STC/Wing #: 23669
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 3
Play Edition: 3
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 Pleasaunt Conceited Historie, called The Taming of a Shrew.
Performance: As it hath beene sundry times acted by the right Honourable the Earle of Pembrooke his Seruants.
Imprint: Printed at London by V. S. for Nicholas Ling, and are to be sold at his shop in Saint Dunstons Church-yard in Fleetstreet. 1607.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Simmes, Valentine
Publisher: Ling, Nicholas
Imprint Location: W.9 (Fleet St. - St. Dunstan's Church / Clifford's Inn)
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."