DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1632 Marmion, Shackerley Holland's Leaguer

Reference Information

DEEP #: 790
Greg #: 461a
STC/Wing #: 17443
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 44
Date of First Publication: 1632
Date of First Production: 1631 [Dec]
Company of First Production: Prince Charles's Men (second)
Company Attribution: Prince Charles's Men (second)
Total Editions: 1 quarto
Variants: Sheet A exists in two states, with slightly different imprints; both are listed under the same Greg number (461a), but they have different STC numbers. STC 17443 lists "Swan-Alley" in imprint and the inner form of the sheet is wrongly imposed; STC 17443.5 lists "Swan-Yard" in imprint and the inner form is correctly imposed. Greg does not note the state with "Swan-Alley." See also the other Greg 461a

Title-Page Features

Author: Written by SHACKERLEY MARMYON, Master of Arts.
Performance: AS IT HATH BIN LATELY and often Acted with great applause, by the high and mighty Prince CHARLES his Servants; at the private house in Salisbury Court.
Latin Motto: [in single column] ———Vult hæc sub luce videri, | Iudicis argutum quia non formidat acumen.
Imprint: Printed at London by I. B. for IOHN GROVE, dwelling in Swan-Alley within Newgate. 1632.

Paratextual Material

To the Reader: "To the Reader" [var.: "eader"] signed "Shackerley Marmyon" [A3r]
Character List: "Dramatis Personæ" [A4r]
Actor List: part of "Dramatis Personæ" [A4r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Beale, John
Publisher: Grove, John
Imprint Location: C.8 (Newgate Within - Swan Yard)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jan 26, 1632: Entered to John Grove: "a [Comedy interlined above Playbrooke sic deleted] called the Leaguer (the reformacions [to be interlined above cros not being deleted] strictly obserued may be printed not otherwise) expressed by thaforesaid wordes of Sr Hen: Herbert".
Sep 25, 1637: Transferred from John Grove to William Leake (2): "these ffour Playes following (vizt.) ... Hollands Leaguer."