DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

[1619] Shakespeare, William The Whole Contention Between the Two Famous Houses, Lancaster and York

Reference Information

DEEP #: 5077
Greg #: n/a
STC/Wing #: 26101
Record Type: Collection
Play Type: Collection of Adult Professional Plays
Genre (Annals): n/a
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: n/a
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 98
Date of First Publication: 1619
Date of First Production: n/a
Company of First Production: n/a
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: THE Whole Contention betweene the two Famous Houses, LANCASTER and YORKE. With the Tragicall ends of the good Duke Humfrey, Richard Duke of Yorke, and King Henrie the sixt. Diuided into two Parts: And newly corrected and enlarged.
Author: Written by William Shakespeare, Gent.
Imprint: Printed at LONDON, for T. P.

Paratextual Material


Stationer Information

Printer: Jaggard, William
Publisher: Pavier, Thomas
Entries in Stationers' Register: None
Additional Notes: This collection was apparently intended to contain ten plays; it lacks a general title page but does begin with a joint title, transcribed here, for the first two plays, 2 and 3 Henry the Sixth, and continuous signatures for these two and the third play, Pericles, Prince of Tyre. The other plays apparently intended for inclusion in the collection were: A Yorkshire Tragedy, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, King Lear, Henry the Fifth, 1 Sir John Oldcastle, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.