DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1609 Shakespeare, William Troilus and Cressida

Reference Information

DEEP #: 538
Greg #: 279a(i)
STC/Wing #: 22331
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 46
Date of First Publication: 1609
Date of First Production: 1602 [1602-1603]
Company of First Production: Lord Chamberlain's (Hunsdon's) Men
Company Attribution: King's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto, 2 folios in collection
Variants: There are two issues of this edition. The original title leaf for Greg 279a(i) was replaced by a single fold ¶2 in Greg 279a(ii), which contains a new title page with a different play title and no performance attribution [¶1r], and which adds a new address to readers [¶2r]. See also Greg 279a(ii)

Title-Page Features

Title: THE Historie of Troylus and Cresseida.
Author: Written by William Shakespeare.
Performance: As it was acted by the Kings Maiesties seruants at the Globe.
Imprint: LONDON Imprinted by G. Eld for R. Bonian and H. Walley, and are to be sold at the spred Eagle in Paules Church-yeard, ouer against the great North doore. 1609.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Eld, George
Publisher: Bonian, Richard; Walley, Henry
Imprint Location: A.2 (Paul's Churchyard - Great North Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Feb 7, 1603: Entered to James Roberts: "when he hath gotten sufficient aucthority for yt. The booke of Troilus and Cresseda as yt is acted by my lo: Chamberlens Men".
Jan 28, 1609: Entered to Richard Bonian and Henry Walley: "a booke called. The history of Troylus and Cressida".