DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1631 Chettle, Henry Hoffman, or A Revenge for a Father

Reference Information

DEEP #: 761
Greg #: 438a
STC/Wing #: 5125
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: 1631
Date of First Production: 1602 [Dec 29, payment]
Company of First Production: Admiral's (Nottingham's) Men
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: THE TRAGEDY OF HOFFMAN OR A Reuenge for a Father,
Performance: As it hath bin diuers times acted with great applause, at the Phenix in Druery-lane.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by I. N. for Hugh Perry, and are to bee sold at his shop, at the signe of the Harrow in Btittaines-burse. 1631.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Epistle to: Richard Kilvert (lawyer); from: Hugh Perry [A2r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Norton, John (2)
Publisher: Perry, Hugh
Imprint Location: X.10 (Westminster - Britain's Burse)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Feb 26, 1630: Entered to John Grove: "A play. Called Hoffman The Revengefull ffather."
Sep 25, 1637: Transferred from John Grove to William Leake (2): "these ffour Playes following (vizt.) ... The Tragedie of Hoffman".