DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1595 Shakespeare, William 3 Henry the Sixth (The True Tragedy of Richard Duke of York and the Good King Henry the Sixth)

Reference Information

DEEP #: 212
Greg #: 138a
STC/Wing #: 21006
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): History
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Octavo
Leaves: 40
Date of First Publication: 1595
Date of First Production: 1591
Company of First Production: Pembroke's Men
Company Attribution: Pembroke's Men
Total Editions: 1 octavo, 1 quarto, 1 quarto in collection, 2 folios in collection

Title-Page Features

Title: The true Tragedie of Richard Duke of Yorke, and the death of good King Henrie the Sixt, with the whole contention betweene the two Houses Lancaster and Yorke,
Performance: as it was sundrie times acted by the Right Honourable the Earle of Pembrooke his seruants.
Imprint: Printed at London by P. S. for Thomas Millington, and are to be sold at his shoppe vnder Saint Peters Church in Cornwal. 1595.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Short, Peter
Publisher: Millington, Thomas
Imprint Location: P.2 (Leadenhall - Cornhill)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Apr 19, 1602: Transferred from Thomas Millington to Thomas Pavier: "Salvo Iure cuiuscumque viz ... The first and Second parte of henry the vjt ii bookes".
Aug 4, 1626: Transferred from the widow of Thomas Pavier to Edward Brewster and Robert Bird: "Mr. Paviers right in Shakesperes plaies or any of them".
Nov 8, 1630: Transferred from Robert Bird to Richard Cotes: "Yorke and Lancaster".