DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1619 Beaumont, Francis; Fletcher, John A King and No King

Reference Information

DEEP #: 670
Greg #: 360a
STC/Wing #: 1670
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragicomedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 46
Date of First Publication: 1619
Date of First Production: 1611
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: King's Men
Total Editions: 5 quartos

Title-Page Features

Title: A King and no King.
Author: Written by Francis Beamount, and Iohn Flecher.
Performance: Acted at the Globe, by his Maiesties Seruants.
Illustration: Woodcut on title page of a king with hand of God holding a crown descending from clouds
Imprint: AT LONDON Printed for Thomas Walkley, and are to bee sold at his shoppe at the Eagle and Childe in Brittans-Bursse. 1619.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Epistle to: Henry Neville, Knight (d. 1629); from: Thomas Walkley [A2r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Beale, John
Publisher: Walkley, Thomas
Imprint Location: X.10 (Westminster - Britain's Burse)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Aug 7, 1618: Entered to Edward Blount: "A play Called A King and noe Kinge".
Mar 1, 1628: Transferred from Thomas Walkley to Richard Hawkins: "A kinge and no kinge."
May 29, 1638: Transferred from the widow of Richard Hawkins to Robert Mead and Christopher Meredith: "A king and noe king. a play."
Jan 25, 1639: Transferred from Robert Mead and Christopher Meredith to William Leake (2): "A king and noe king a Play."