DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1619 Beaumont, Francis; Fletcher, John The Maid's Tragedy

Reference Information

DEEP #: 660
Greg #: 357a(*)
STC/Wing #: 1677
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 42
Date of First Publication: 1619
Date of First Production: 1610 [c.1610-1611]
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: King's Men
Total Editions: 6 quartos
Variants: There are two issues of this edition, varying in the imprint: Greg 357a(*) lists Higgenbotham as publisher; Greg 357a(†) lists Constable as publisher. See also Greg 357a(†)

Title-Page Features

Title: The Maides Tragedy.
Performance: AS IT HATH BEENE diuers times Acted at the Blacke-friers by the KINGS Maiesties Seruants.
Illustration: Woodcut on title page of "Amintor" stabbing the cross-dressed "Aspatia"
Imprint: LONDON Printed for Richard Higgenbotham and are to be sold at the Angell in PAVLS Church-yard. 1619.

Paratextual Material

Character List: "Speakers" [A2v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Okes, Nicholas
Publisher: Higgenbotham, Richard (2)
Imprint Location: A.3 (Paul's Churchyard - Northeast)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Apr 28, 1619: Entered to Richard Higgenbotham (2) and Francis Constable: "A play Called The maids tragedy".
Oct 27, 1629: Transferred from Richard Higgenbotham (2) and Francis Constable to Richard Hawkins: "The Maides Tragedie".
May 29, 1638: Transferred from the widow of Richard Hawkins to Robert Mead and Christopher Meredith: "The maides Tragedie".
Jan 25, 1639: Transferred from Robert Mead and Christopher Meredith to William Leake (2): "The Maides Tragedy".