DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1604 Marlowe, Christopher Doctor Faustus

Reference Information

DEEP #: 369
Greg #: 205a
STC/Wing #: 17429
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 24
Black Letter: Yes
Date of First Publication: 1604
Date of First Production: 1592 [1592-1593]
Company of First Production: Admiral's (Nottingham's) Men
Company Attribution: Admiral's (Nottingham's) Men
Total Editions: 9 quartos

Title-Page Features

Title: THE TRAGICALL History of D. Faustus.
Author: Written by Ch. Marl.
Performance: As it hath bene Acted by the Right Honorable the Earle of Nottingham his seruants.
Imprint: LONDON Printed by V. S. for Thomas Bushell. 1604.

Paratextual Material


Stationer Information

Printer: Simmes, Valentine
Publisher: Bushell, Thomas
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jan 7, 1601: Entered to Thomas Bushell: "A booke called the plaie of Doctor ffaustus".
Sep 13, 1610: Transferred from Thomas Bushell to John Wright (1): "The tragicall history of the horrible life & death of Dor. ffaustus, written by C. M:".
Jun 27, 1646: Transferred from John Wright (1) to Edward Wright: "The tragecall history of ye life & death of Doctor ffaustus a play."
Apr 4, 1655: Transferred from Edward Wright to William Gilbertson: "A Play called The Tragicall history of ye Life & death of Doctor Faustus."