DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1629 Massinger, Philip The Roman Actor

Reference Information

DEEP #: 741
Greg #: 424a(†)
STC/Wing #: 17642
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 40
Date of First Publication: 1629
Date of First Production: 1626 [licensed for stage, Oct 11]
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: King's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto
Variants: Leaves H3-H4 exist in two states: in Greg 424a(*), the pages H3v and H4r were transposed; in 424a(†), cancels correct the imposition error. See also Greg 424a(*)

Title-Page Features

Performance: As it hath diuers times beene, with good allowance Acted, at the private Play-house in the Black-Friers, by the Kings Majesties Servants.
Imprint: LONDON. Printed by B. A. and T. F. for ROBERT ALLOT, and are to be sold at his Shop at the signe of the Beare in Pauls Church-yard. 1629.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle Dedicatorie" to: Philip Knyvett, 1st Baronet; Thomas Jeay (of Netheravon); and Thomas Bellingham (of Newtimber); from: Philip Massinger [A2r]
Commendatory Verses: 6: by "T. I."; "Tho: G."; "Tho: May"; "Iohn Foorde"; "Robert Harvey"; "Ioseph Taylor" [A3r]
Character List: "The persons presented" [A1v]
Actor List: "The principall Actors" [A1v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Alsop, Bernard; Fawcet, Thomas
Publisher: Allott, Robert
Imprint Location: A.3 (Paul's Churchyard - Northeast)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jul 1, 1637: Transferred from the widow of Robert Allott to John Legat (2) and Andrew Crooke (1): "saluo Iure cuiuscunque ... Romane Actor. by Mr Massinger".