DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1612 Marlowe, Christopher Edward the Second

Reference Information

DEEP #: 200
Greg #: 129c(†)
STC/Wing #: 17439.5
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): History
Book Edition: 3
Play Edition: 3
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 38
Date of First Publication: 1594
Date of First Production: 1592 [1591-1593]
Company of First Production: Pembroke's Men
Company Attribution: Pembroke's Men
Total Editions: 4 quartos
Variants: Leaves I4-K2 exist in two states: in Greg 129c(*), I4v erroneously contains the same text as K2r; in Greg 129c(†), the erroneous page of text on I4v was removed and each of the remaining pages imposed one page earlier, leaving K2v blank. See also Greg 129c(*)

Title-Page Features

Title: The troublesome raigne and lamentable death of Edward the second, King of England: with the tragicall fall of proud Mortimer. And also the life and death of Peirs Gaueston, the great Earle of Cornewall, and mighty fauorite of King Edward the second,
Author: Written by Christopher Marlow Gent.
Performance: as it was publiquely acted by the right honorable the Earle of Pembrooke his seruantes.
Imprint: Printed at London for Roger Barnes, and are to be sould at his shop in Chauncerie Lane ouer against the Rolles. 1612.

Paratextual Material


Stationer Information

Printer: Jaggard, William
Publisher: Barnes, Roger
Imprint Location: W.10e (Fleet St. - Chancery Lane near Rolls)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jul 6, 1593: Entered to William Jones (2): "A booke. Intituled The troublesom Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward the Second, king of England, wth the tragicall fall of proud Mortymer".
Dec 16, 1611: Transferred from William Jones (2) to Roger Barnes: "A booke called the troublesome raygne & lamentable deathe of Edward the 2d. by Chr[is]. Marlowe gent[leman]".
Apr 17, 1617: Transferred from Roger Barnes to Henry Bell: "a booke Called The tragedie of Edward the seconde written by Christofer Marloe."
Sep 4, 1638: Transferred from Henry Bell and Moses Bell to John Haviland and John Wright (1): "Saluo Iure Cuiuscunque. ... Edward the Second by Mr Marloe. a Play."