DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1632 Massinger, Philip The Emperor of the East

Reference Information

DEEP #: 788
Greg #: 459a
STC/Wing #: 17636
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragicomedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 48
Date of First Publication: 1632
Date of First Production: 1631 [licensed for stage, Mar 11]
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: King's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: THE EMPEROVR OF THE EAST. A Tragæ-Comœdie. The Scæne Constantinople.
Author: Written by PHILIP MASSINGER.
Performance: As it hath bene diuers times acted, at the Black-friers, and Globe Play-houses, by the Kings Maiesties Seruants.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by THOMAS HARPER, for Iohn Waterson, ANNO 1632.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle Dedicatorie" to: John Mohun, 1st Baron Mohun; from: Philip Massinger [A2r]
Commendatory Verses: 3: by "Aston Cokaine"; "Iohn Clauell"; "William Singleton" [A3r]
Character List: "The Actors names" [A1v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Harper, Thomas
Publisher: Waterson, John
Entries in Stationers' Register: Nov 19, 1631: Entered to John Waterson: "a Play booke called the Emperor of the East".