DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1594 Anonymous The True Tragedy of Richard the Third

Reference Information

DEEP #: 194
Greg #: 126a
STC/Wing #: 21009
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): History
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 34
Date of First Publication: 1594
Date of First Production: 1591 [1588-1594]
Company of First Production: Queen Elizabeth's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Elizabeth's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: THE True Tragedie of Richard the third: Wherein is showne the death of Edward the fourth, with the smothering of the two yoong Princes in the Tower: With a lamentable ende of Shores wife, an example for all wicked women. And lastly, the coniunction and ioyning of the two noble Houses, Lancaster and Yorke.
Performance: As it was playd by the Queenes Maiesties Players.
Imprint: LONDON Printed by Thomas Creede, and are to be sold by William Barley, at his shop in Newgate Market, neare Christ Church doore. 1594.

Paratextual Material


Stationer Information

Printer: Creede, Thomas
Bookseller: Barley, William
Imprint Location: C.4 (Newgate Within - Newgate Market)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jun 19, 1594: Entered to Thomas Creede: "an enterldue intituled. / The Tragedie of Richard the Third wherein is showen the death of Edward the ffourthe, wth the smotheringe of the twoo princes in the tower/. with a lamentable end of Shores wife / and the Coniunction of the twoo houses of Lancaster and yorke".