DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1631 Webster, John The White Devil (Vittoria Corombona)

Reference Information

DEEP #: 584
Greg #: 306b
STC/Wing #: 25179
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 2
Play Edition: 2
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 44
Date of First Publication: 1612
Date of First Production: 1612 [Winter 1612-1613]
Company of First Production: Queen Anne's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Total Editions: 2 quartos

Title-Page Features

Title: THE WHITE DEVIL, OR, The Tragedy of Paulo Giordano Vrsini, Duke of Brachiano, With The Life, and Death, of Vittoria Corombona, the famous Venetian Curtizan. [var:"Corombona the"]
Author: Written by IOHN WEBSTER.
Performance: As it hath bin diuers times Acted, by the Queenes Maiesties seruants, at the Phœnix, in Drury-lane.
Latin Motto: Non inferiora secutus.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by I- N. for Hugh Perry, and are to be sold at his shop at the signe of the Harrow in Brittains-burse. 1631.

Paratextual Material

To the Reader: "To the Reader" [A2r]
Other Paratexts: Note on the acting of and actors in the play [M2v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Norton, John (2)
Publisher: Perry, Hugh
Imprint Location: X.10 (Westminster - Britain's Burse)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Feb 10(?), 1631: Transferred from Thomas Archer to Hugh Perry: "The white Divell."
Sep 15, 1634: Transferred from Hugh Perry to Henry Taunton: "the White Divell. &c."