DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1594 Marlowe, Christopher; Nashe, Thomas Dido, Queen of Carthage

Reference Information

DEEP #: 196
Greg #: 128a
STC/Wing #: 17441
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 26
Date of First Publication: 1594
Date of First Production: 1586 [c.1585-1586; possibly 1591]
Company of First Production: Children of the Chapel (first)
Company Attribution: Children of the Chapel (first)
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: THE Tragedie of Dido Queene of Carthage:
Author: Written by Christopher Marlowe, and Thomas Nash. Gent.
Performance: Played by the Children of her Maiesties Chappell. ... Actors [in double columns] Iupiter. Ascanius. | Ganimed. Dido. | Venus. Anna. | Cupid. Achates. | Iuno. Ilioneus. | [following character fills two lines in column 1] Mercurie, or Hermes. Iarbas. | Cloanthes. | ├ćneas. Sergestus.
Imprint: AT LONDON, Printed, by the Widdowe Orwin, for Thomas Woodcocke, and are to be solde at his shop, in Paules Church-yeard, at the signe of the blacke Beare. 1594.

Paratextual Material

Character List: on title page [A1r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Orwin, Joan
Publisher: Woodcock, Thomas
Imprint Location: A.3 (Paul's Churchyard - Northeast)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Feb 9, 1596: Transferred from the widow of Thomas Woodcock to Paul Linley: "all and euery bookes and partes of bookes whatsoeuer Whiche Laufully apperteyned to her late husband Thomas woodcocke after his Deceas to her".
Jun 26, 1600: Transferred from Paul Linley decd. to John Flasket: "Cupydes Iourney to hell wth the tragedie of dido".