DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1622 Markham, Gervase; Sampson, William Herod and Antipater

Reference Information

DEEP #: 703
Greg #: 382a(*)
STC/Wing #: 17401
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: 1622
Date of First Production: 1622 [c.1619-1622]
Company of First Production: Red Bull (Revels) Company (first)
Company Attribution: Red Bull (Revels) Company (first)
Total Editions: 1 quarto
Variants: The title leaf exists in two states, with slight differences in spelling and line breaks in the two title pages. Greg 382a(*) contains an address to readers from the publisher Rhodes [A1v]; Greg 382a(†) contains a dedication to Thomas Finch from the author Sampson [A1v]. See also Greg 382a(†)

Title-Page Features

Title: The true TRAGEDY OF HEROD AND ANTIPATER: With the Death of faire Marriam.
Author: According to IOSEPHVS, the learned and famous Iewe. ... Written by { GERVASE MARKHAM, | And | WILLIAM SAMPSON. } Gentlemen.
Performance: As it hath beene, of late, diuers times publiquely Acted (with great Applause) at the Red Bull, by the Company of his Maiesties REVELS.
Imprint: LONDON Printed by G. ELD, for MATHEW RHODES, and are to bee sold at his Shop at the vpper end of the Old Bayly, neere Newgate. 1622.

Paratextual Material

To the Reader: "The Printers Epigrammaticall Epistle, to the vnderstanding Readers" (in verse) signed "Math: Rhodes" [A2r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Eld, George
Publisher: Rhodes, Matthew
Imprint Location: D.7 (Newgate Without - Old Bailey)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Feb 22, 1622: Entered to Matthew Rhodes: "A Tragedie, of Herod and Antipater. by Geruase Markham".
May 9, 1633: Transferred from Matthew Rhodes to Francis Smith: "the Booke called Herod & Antipater a Tragedy written by Gervase Markham".
Aug 3, 1633: Transferred from Francis Smith to Thomas Lambert: "the Copy called Herod & Antipater a Tragedy by Ger: Markeham."
Jan 2, 1634: Transferred from Thomas Lambert to Francis Smith: "the booke called The tragedy of Herod & Antipater &c".