DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1655 Fletcher, John; Massinger, Philip A Very Woman, or The Prince of Tarent

Reference Information

DEEP #: 5165.03
Greg #: 760a
STC/Wing #: n/a
Record Type: Play in Collection
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragicomedy
Book Edition: n/a
Play Edition: 1
Format: Octavo
Leaves: 49
Date of First Publication: 1655
Date of First Production: 1634 [licensed for stage, Jun 6]
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: King's Men
Total Editions: 1 octavo in collection
In Collection: Three New Plays (1655)

Title-Page Features

Title: A Very Woman, Or the PRINCE of TARENT. A TRAGI-COMEDY.
Author: Written by PHILIP MASSENGER, Gent.
Performance: As it hath been often acted at the Private-House in Black-Friars, by his late MAJESTIES Servants, with great Applause.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed for Humphrey Moseley, and are to be sold at his shop at the sign of the Prince's Arms in St. Pauls Church-yard. 1655.

Paratextual Material

Character List: names of characters [N7v]

Stationer Information

Publisher: Moseley, Humphrey
Imprint Location: A.2 (Paul's Churchyard - Great North Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Sep 9, 1653: Entered to Humphrey Moseley: "the severall Playes following. ... A Very Woman, or ye Womans Plot. ... by Phill: Massinger." (The second part of this entry may refer to another text.)