DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1632 Field, Nathan; Massinger, Philip The Fatal Dowry

Reference Information

DEEP #: 794
Greg #: 464a
STC/Wing #: 17646
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 42
Date of First Publication: 1632
Date of First Production: 1619 [1617-1619]
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: King's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Author: Written by P. M. and N. F.
Performance: As it hath beene often Acted at the Priuate House in Blackefryers, by his Maiesties Seruants.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by IOHN NORTON, for FRANCIS CONSTABLE, and are to be sold at his shop at the Crane, in Pauls Church-yard. 1632.

Paratextual Material

Character List: Personae [A1v]
Other Paratexts: Four songs: "First Song"; "Second Song. A Dialogue"; "Cittizens Song of the Courtier"; "Courtiers Song of the Citizen" [A2r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Norton, John (2)
Publisher: Constable, Francis
Imprint Location: A.3 (Paul's Churchyard - Northeast)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Mar 30, 1632: Entered to Francis Constable: "a Tragedy called the ffatall Dowry."
Feb 17, 1648: Transferred from the administrator and administratrixes of Alice Constable decd., the widow of Francis Constable, to Richard Thrale: "Saluo iure cuiusque. ... The ffatall Dowry."