DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1630 Davenant, William The Cruel Brother

Reference Information

DEEP #: 748
Greg #: 427a
STC/Wing #: 6302
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: 1630
Date of First Production: 1627 [licensed for stage, Jan 12]
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: King's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Performance: As it was presented, at the priuate House, in the Blacke-Fryers: By His Maiesties Seruants.
Imprint: LONDON, Imprinted by A. M. for Iohn Waterson, and are to bee solde at the signe of the Crowne in Pauls Church-yard. 1630.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle Dedicatorie" to: Richard Weston (1st Earl of Portland); from: William Davenant [A3r]
Character List: "The Persons of this Tragedy" [A4v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Mathewes, Augustine
Publisher: Waterson, John
Imprint Location: A.5 (Paul's Churchyard - Cheap Gate Area)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jan 10, 1630: Entered to John Waterson: "A play called The Crewell Brother written by Wm Davenant".
Oct 31, 1646: Transferred from John Waterson to Humphrey Moseley: "these Playes following (vizt) ... The cruell Brother ... by Mr. Davenant".