DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1607 Barnes, Barnabe The Devil's Charter, or Pope Alexander the Sixth

Reference Information

DEEP #: 493
Greg #: 254a(i)
STC/Wing #: 1466
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 48
Date of First Publication: 1607
Date of First Production: 1606
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: King's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto
Variants: The preliminaries exist in two states. The original title leaf in Greg 254a(i) was replaced by a single fold π2 in Greg 254a(ii). While the title pages are identical, the original dedication to Herbert and Pope in Greg 254a(i) [A1v] was replaced by a different one in Greg 254a(ii) [π1v]. See also Greg 254a(ii)

Title-Page Features

Title: THE DIVILS CHARTER: A TRAGÆDIE Conteining the Life and Death of Pope ALEXANDER the sixt.
Author: But more exactly reuewed, corrected, and augmented since by the Author, for the more pleasure and profit of the Reader.
Performance: As it was plaide before the Kings Maiestie, vpon Candlemasse night last: by his Maiesties Seruants.
Imprint: AT LONDON Printed by G. E. for Iohn Wright, and are to be sold at his shop in New-gate market, neere Christ church gate. 1607.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Dedication to: William Herbert (1st Baron Powis); and William Pope (Earl of Down); from: Barnabe Barnes [A1v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Eld, George
Publisher: Wright, John (1)
Imprint Location: C.1 (Newgate Within - Christ Church)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Oct 16, 1607: Entered to John Wright (1): "The tragedie of Pope Alexander the Sixt as it was played before his Matie".