DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1599 Daniel, Samuel Cleopatra

Reference Information

DEEP #: 206
Greg #: 132d
STC/Wing #: in 6261
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Closet
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 4
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 40
Date of First Publication: 1594
Date of First Production: 1593 [revised 1607]
Company of First Production: n/a
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 sixteenmo in collection, 3 octavos in collection, 2 duodecimos in collection, 1 folio in collection, 1 quarto in collection, 1 quarto (bibliographically independent and in collection)
Also appears in collection: The Poetical Essays (1599)

Title-Page Features

Latin Motto: Aetas prima canat veneres postrema tumultus.
Imprint: AT LONDON Printed by P. S. for Symon Waterson. 1599.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Verses to: Mary (Sidney) Herbert, Countess of Pembroke; from: Samuel Daniel [A2r]
Argument: "The Argument" [B1r]
Character List: "The Actors" [B2v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Short, Peter
Publisher: Waterson, Simon
Entries in Stationers' Register: Oct 19, 1593: Entered to Simon Waterson: "a booke intituled The Tragedye of Cleopatra".
Aug 19, 1635: Transferred from Simon Waterson to John Waterson: "The Tragedy of Cleopatra."
Additional Notes: Greg writes that this bibliographically independent edition "may possibly have been issued separately; two separate copies are reported" (Bibliography, 3:1050).