DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1608 Middleton, Thomas (?) A Yorkshire Tragedy

Reference Information

DEEP #: 523
Greg #: 272a
STC/Wing #: 22340
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 16
Date of First Publication: 1608
Date of First Production: 1605 [1605-1608]
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: King's Men
Total Editions: 2 quartos

Title-Page Features

Title: A YORKSHIRE Tragedy. Not so New as Lamentable and true.
Author: Written by W. Shakspeare.
Performance: Acted by his Maiesties Players at the Globe.
Imprint: AT LONDON Printed by R. B. for Thomas Pauier and are to bee sold at his shop on Cornhill, neere to the exchange. 1608.

Paratextual Material


Stationer Information

Printer: Bradock, Richard
Publisher: Pavier, Thomas
Imprint Location: O.9 (Royal Exchange - South Side)
Entries in Stationers' Register: May 2, 1608: Entered to Thomas Pavier: "A booke Called A yorkshire Tragedy written by Wylliam Shakespere".
Aug 4, 1626: Transferred from the widow of Thomas Pavier to Edward Brewster and Robert Bird: "Mr. Paviers right in Shakesperes plaies or any of them".
Nov 8, 1630: Transferred from Robert Bird to Richard Cotes: "Yorkeshire Tragedie".
Additional Notes: Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture attributes the play to Middleton and dates the first production to 1605; Annals attributes it to Anonymous and dates it to 1606 [1605-1608].