DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1623 Massinger, Philip The Duke of Milan

Reference Information

DEEP #: 710
Greg #: 386a
STC/Wing #: 17634
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 48
Date of First Publication: 1623
Date of First Production: 1621 [1621-1623]
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: King's Men
Total Editions: 2 quartos

Title-Page Features

Author: Written by PHILIP MASSINGER Gent. [var.: "MESSENGER"]
Performance: As it hath beene often acted by his Maiesties seruants, at the blacke Friers.
Imprint: LONDON Prinred by B. A. for Edward Blackmore, and are to be sold at his shop at the great South doore of Pauls. 1623.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Epistle to: Lady Catherine (Hastings) Stanhope; from: Philip Massinger [A2r]
Commendatory Verses: 1: by "W. B." [Χ1r]
Character List: "The Names of the Actors" [A2v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Alsop, Bernard
Publisher: Blackmore, Edward
Imprint Location: A.8 (Paul's Churchyard - Great South Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jan 20, 1623: Entered to Edward Blackmore and George Norton: "A play called Sforza, Duke of Millaine, made by Mr. Messenger".
May 5, 1623: Transferred from George Norton to Edward Blackmore (his title): "the play called, The Duke of Millan".