DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1604 Marston, John The Malcontent

Reference Information

DEEP #: 359
Greg #: 203a
STC/Wing #: 17479
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional; Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragicomedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 32
Date of First Publication: 1604
Date of First Production: 1604 [1602-1604]
Company of First Production: Children of the Queen's Revels
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto (bibliographically independent and in collection), 2 quartos

Title-Page Features

Author: By Iohn Marston.
Imprint: 1604. Printed at London by V. S. for William Aspley, and are to be solde at his shop in Paules Church-yard.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Dedication to: Ben Jonson (poet and playwright); from: John Marston [A3r]
To the Reader: "To the Reader" signed "I. M." (John Marston) [A3v]
Character List: "Dramatis personæ" [A4v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Simmes, Valentine
Publisher: Aspley, William
Imprint Location: B (Paul's Churchyard - Unlocated)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jul 5, 1604: Entered to William Aspley and Thomas Thorpe: "an Enterlude called the Malecontent Tragiecomedia".