DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1600 Shakespeare, William 3 Henry the Sixth (The True Tragedy of Richard Duke of York and the Good King Henry the Sixth)

Reference Information

DEEP #: 213
Greg #: 138b
STC/Wing #: 21006a
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): History
Book Edition: 2
Play Edition: 2
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 32
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 Richarde 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 sundry times acted by the Right Honourable the Earle of Pembrooke his seruantes.
Imprint: Printed at Londou by W. W. for Thomas Millington, and are to be sold at his shoppe vnder Saint Peters Church in Cornewall. 1600.

Paratextual Material


Stationer Information

Printer: White, William
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".