DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1611 Shakespeare, William Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Reference Information

DEEP #: 350
Greg #: 197c
STC/Wing #: 22277
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 3
Play Edition: 3
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 52
Date of First Publication: 1603
Date of First Production: 1601 [1600-1601]
Company of First Production: Lord Chamberlain's (Hunsdon's) Men
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 5 quartos, 2 folios in collection

Title-Page Features

Title: THE TRAGEDY OF HAMLET Prince of Denmarke.
Imprint: Newly imprinted and enlarged to almost as much againe as it was, according to the true and perfect Coppy. AT LONDON, Printed for Iohn Smethwicke, and are to be sold at his shoppe in Saint Dunstons Church yeard in Fleetstreet. Vnder the Diall. 1611.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Eld, George
Publisher: Smethwick, John
Imprint Location: W.9 (Fleet St. - St. Dunstan's Church / Clifford's Inn)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jul 26, 1602: Entered to James Roberts: "A booke called the Revenge of Hamlett Prince Denmarke as yt was lately Acted by the Lo: Chamberleyn his servantes."
Nov 19, 1607: Transferred from Nicholas Ling to John Smethwick: "a booke called Hamlett".
Aug 24, 1642: Transferred from John Smethwick decd. to Francis Smethwick: "salvo iure cuiuscunque ... Hamblett, a play."
Sep 14, 1642: Transferred from Francis Smethwick to Miles Flesher: "Hamlett. a play."