DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1622 Dekker, Thomas; Massinger, Philip The Virgin Martyr

Reference Information

DEEP #: 698
Greg #: 380a(†)
STC/Wing #: 17644
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 44
Date of First Publication: 1622
Date of First Production: 1620 [licensed for stage, Oct 6; revised and re-licensed for stage, Jul 7, 1624]
Company of First Production: Red Bull (Revels) Company (first)
Company Attribution: Red Bull (Revels) Company (first)
Total Editions: 3 quartos
Variants: The title page exists in two states: Greg 380a(*) lists the authors in a single line, contains the printer’s device 299, and names "Bernard Alsop" as printer; Greg 380a(†) lists the authors in two lines enclosed in brackets, contains a lace ornament, and names "B. A." as printer. See also Greg 380a(*)

Title-Page Features

Author: Written by { Phillip Messenger and | Thomas Deker. }
Performance: AS IT HATH BIN DIVERS times publickely Acted with great Applause, By the seruants of his Maiesties Reuels.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by B. A. for Thomas Iones. 1622.

Paratextual Material

Character List: "The Actors names" [var.: "nomes"] [A2v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Alsop, Bernard
Publisher: Jones, Thomas (2)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Dec 7, 1621: Entered to Thomas Jones (2): "A Tragedy called The Virgin Martir."
Oct 24, 1633: Transferred from Thomas Jones (2) to Augustine Mathewes: "Virgin Martyr".
Jul 28, 1641: Transferred from Augustine Mathewes to William Sheares (1): "The Virgin Martyr. Provided the said Mr Mathewes is to haue the workemanship of printing them (if hereafter he shall keepe a Printing house) & shall doe them as reasonably as any other Printer will doe the same".