DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1641 Killigrew, Thomas Claracilla (Claricilla)

Reference Information

DEEP #: 5132.02
Greg #: 620a
STC/Wing #: n/a
Record Type: Play in Collection
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragicomedy
Book Edition: n/a
Play Edition: 1
Format: Duodecimo
Leaves: 37
Date of First Publication: 1641
Date of First Production: 1639 [1635-1636; licensed for stage in 1639]
Company of First Production: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Total Editions: 1 duodecimo in collection

Title-Page Features

Title: [Special title; C12r] CLARACILLA: A Tragæ-Comedy.
Author: Written by Tho. Killigrew. Gent.
Performance: As it was Presented at the Phœnix in Drury-Lane, by her Majesties Servants.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by Tho. Cotes, for Andrew Crooke, and are to be sold at his shop at the signe of the Greene Dragon in Pauls Church-yard. 1641.

Paratextual Material

Character List: "The Actors Names" [C12v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Cotes, Thomas
Publisher: Crooke, Andrew (1)
Imprint Location: A.3 (Paul's Churchyard - Northeast)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Aug 4, 1640: Entered to Andrew Crooke (1): "a play called Claracilla by Mr killegray".
Additional Notes: Annals dates the first production of this play to 1636, but N. W. Bawcutt supplies a transcript of Henry Herbert's license from 1639: "Claricilla--Thomas Killigrew, allowed 1639" (The Control and Censorship of Caroline Drama [Clarendon, 1996], 204).