DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1594 Greene, Robert Orlando Furioso

Reference Information

DEEP #: 189
Greg #: 123a
STC/Wing #: 12265
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Romantic Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 32
Date of First Publication: 1594
Date of First Production: 1591
Company of First Production: Unknown
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 2 quartos

Title-Page Features

Title: THE HISTORIE OF Orlando Furioso One of twelue Pieres of France.
Performance: As it was plaid before the Queenes Maiestie.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by Iohn Danter for Cuthbert Burbie, and are to be sold at his shop nere the Royall Exchange. 1594.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Danter, John
Publisher: Burby, Cuthbert
Imprint Location: O.8 (Royal Exchange - South Entrance)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Dec 7, 1593: Entered to John Danter: "a plaie booke, intituled, the historye of / Orlando ffurioso./ one of hte xij peeres of ffraunce".
May 28, 1594: Transferred from John Danter to Cuthbert Burby: "A booke entytuled. The historie of Orlando furioso. &c".
Oct 16, 1609: Transferred from the widow of Cuthbert Burby to William Welby (any indirect dealing to forfeit the copy): "orlando the play".
Mar 2, 1618: Transferred from William Welby to Thomas Snodham: "Orlando. the play."
Feb 23, 1626: Transferred from the widow of Thomas Snodham to William Stansby: "Orlando the play".
Mar 4, 1639: Transferred from William Stansby decd. (with consent of his widow) to Richard Bishop: "saluo Iure cuiuscunque ... Orlando. the. play."