DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1594 Greene, Robert (?) 1 Selimus

Reference Information

DEEP #: 203
Greg #: 130a(i)
STC/Wing #: 12310a
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Heroical Romance
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 40
Date of First Publication: 1594
Date of First Production: 1592 [1591-1594]
Company of First Production: Queen Elizabeth's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Elizabeth's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto
Variants: There are two issues of this edition: Greg 130a(i) contains the original title leaf dated 1594 and a prologue [A2v]; Greg 130a(ii) contains a cancel title leaf dated 1638, with a different play title, different author and performance attributions, and different publishers, and without a prologue (A2v is blank). See also Greg 130a(ii)

Title-Page Features

Title: THE First part of the Tragicall raigne of Selimus, sometime Emperour of the Turkes, and grandfather to him that now raigneth. Wherein is showne how hee most vnnaturally raised warres against his owne father Baiazet, and preuailing therein, in the end caused him to be poysoned: Also with the murthering of his two brethren, Corcut, and Acomat.
Performance: As it was playd by the Queenes Maiesties Players.
Imprint: LONDON Printed by Thomas Creede, dwelling in Thames streete at the signe of the Kathren wheele, neare the olde Swanne. 1594.

Paratextual Material


Stationer Information

Printer: Creede, Thomas
Imprint Location: T.5 (Thames St. 3 - Catherine Wheel Alley)
Entries in Stationers' Register: None