DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1600 Wilson, Robert; Drayton, Michael; Munday, Anthony; Hathaway, Richard 1 Sir John Oldcastle

Reference Information

DEEP #: 291
Greg #: 166a
STC/Wing #: 18795
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): History
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 40
Date of First Publication: 1600
Date of First Production: 1599 [Oct 16, payment]
Company of First Production: Admiral's (Nottingham's) Men
Company Attribution: Admiral's (Nottingham's) Men
Total Editions: 2 quartos

Title-Page Features

Title: The first part Of the true and honorable historie, of the life of Sir John Old-castle, the good Lord Cobham.
Performance: As it hath been lately acted by the right honorable the Earle of Notingham Lord high Admirall of England his seruants.
Imprint: LONDON Printed by V. S. for Thomas Pauier, and are to be solde at his shop at the signe of the Catte and Parrots neere the Exchange. 1600.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Simmes, Valentine
Publisher: Pavier, Thomas
Imprint Location: O.9 (Royal Exchange - South Side)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Aug 11, 1600: Entered to Thomas Pavier: "The first parte of the history of the life. of Sr Iohn Oldcastell lord Cobham."
Aug 4, 1626: Transferred from the widow of Thomas Pavier to Edward Brewster and Robert Bird: "Sr Iohn old castle a play."
Nov 8, 1630: Transferred from Robert Bird to Richard Cotes: "Sr Iohn Oldcastle".