DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1605 Daniel, Samuel Philotas

Reference Information

DEEP #: 411
Greg #: 223a
STC/Wing #: 6239
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Octavo
Leaves: 48
Date of First Publication: 1605
Date of First Production: 1604 [three acts written in 1600]
Company of First Production: Children of the Queen's Revels
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 octavo (bibliographically independent and in collection), 2 duodecimos in collection, 1 quarto in collection
Also appears in collection: Certain Small Poems (1605)

Title-Page Features

Author: By SAM: DANIEL.
Imprint: AT LONDON Printed by G. E. for Simon Waterson and Edward Blount. 1605.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle" to: Henry Frederick, Prince; from: Samuel Daniel [A4r]
Argument: "The Argument" [A6r]
Character List: "The names of the Actors" [A8r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Eld, George
Publisher: Waterson, Simon; Blount, Edward
Entries in Stationers' Register: Nov 29, 1604: Entered to Simon Waterson and Edward Blount: "A Booke called the tragedie of Philotus wrytten by Sam. Daniell".
Aug 19, 1635: Transferred from Simon Waterson to John Waterson: "The Tragedy of Philotus".
Additional Notes: Greg writes that although this edition is bibliographically independent, "there is no evidence that the play was issued separately" (Bibliography, 1:349).