DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1600 [i.e., 1619] Wilson, Robert; Drayton, Michael; Munday, Anthony; Hathaway, Richard 1 Sir John Oldcastle

Reference Information

DEEP #: 292
Greg #: 166b
STC/Wing #: 18796
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): History
Book Edition: 2
Play Edition: 2
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 & honorable history, of the Life of Sir Iohn Old-castle, the good Lord Cobham.
Author: Written by William Shakespeare.
Performance: As it hath bene lately acted by the Right honorable the Earle of Notingham Lord High Admirall of England, his Seruants.
Imprint: London printed for T. P. 1600.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Jaggard, William
Publisher: Pavier, Thomas
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".
Additional Notes: The imprint is false; the volume was actually printed in 1619 by William Jaggard for Thomas Pavier and apparently intended to form part of Pavier's Shakespeare collection of that year.