DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1598 Shakespeare, William Richard the Second

Reference Information

DEEP #: 218
Greg #: 141b
STC/Wing #: 22308
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): History
Book Edition: 2
Play Edition: 2
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 36
Date of First Publication: 1597
Date of First Production: 1595
Company of First Production: Lord Chamberlain's (Hunsdon's) Men
Company Attribution: Lord Chamberlain's (Hunsdon's) Men
Total Editions: 6 quartos, 2 folios in collection

Title-Page Features

Title: THE Tragedie of King Richard the second.
Author: By William Shake-speare.
Performance: As it hath beene publikely acted by the Right Honourable the Lord Chamberlaine his seruants.
Imprint: LONDON Printed by Valentine Simmes for Andrew Wise, and are to be sold at his shop in Paules churchyard at the signe of the Angel. 1598.

Paratextual Material


Stationer Information

Printer: Simmes, Valentine
Publisher: Wise, Andrew
Imprint Location: A.3 (Paul's Churchyard - Northeast)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Aug 29, 1597: Entered to Andrew Wise: "The Tragedye of Richard the Second".
Jun 25, 1603: Transferred from Andrew Wise to Matthew Law: "iij enterludes or playes. ... The second of Richard the .2. ... all kinges."