DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1613 Machin, Lewis; Barkstead, William; Marston, John The Insatiate Countess

Reference Information

DEEP #: 599
Greg #: 315a(i)
STC/Wing #: 17476
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 38
Date of First Publication: 1613
Date of First Production: 1607 [c.1607-1608; revised 1609-1613]
Company of First Production: Children of the Queen's Revels
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 3 quartos
Variants: There are two issues of this edition: Greg 315a(i) lists Marston as author, does not list a playing company, and names "T. S." as printer--in some copies, the authorial attribution has been cut out; Greg 315a(ii) lists Machin and "Bacster" as authors and "the Children of the Reuels" as playing company, and does not name a printer. See also Greg 315a(ii)

Title-Page Features

Author: Written By IOHN MARSTON.
Performance: Acted at White-Fryers.
Imprint: LONDON: Printed by T. S. for Thomas Archer, and are to be sold at his Shop in Popes-head-Pallace, neere the Royall-Exchange. 1613.

Paratextual Material


Stationer Information

Printer: Snodham, Thomas
Publisher: Archer, Thomas
Imprint Location: O.11 (Royal Exchange - Pope's Head Alley)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Feb 10(?), 1631: Transferred from Thomas Archer to Hugh Perry: "The Insatiat Countesse."
Sep 15, 1634: Transferred from Hugh Perry to Henry Taunton: "The Insatiate Countesse".
Additional Notes: In some copies of this issue, the authorial attribution has been cut out.