DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1619 Middleton, Thomas (?) A Yorkshire Tragedy

Reference Information

DEEP #: 524
Greg #: 272b
STC/Wing #: 22341
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 2
Play Edition: 2
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: n/a
Total Editions: 2 quartos

Title-Page Features

Title: A YORKSHIRE TRAGEDIE. Not so New, as Lamentable and True.
Author: Written by W. SHAKESPEARE.
Imprint: Printed for T. P. 1619.

Paratextual Material


Stationer Information

Printer: Jaggard, William
Publisher: Pavier, Thomas
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: This volume was apparently intended to form part of Thomas Pavier's 1619 Shakespeare collection. 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].