DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1632 Heywood, Thomas 1 The Iron Age

Reference Information

DEEP #: 797
Greg #: 467a(i)
STC/Wing #: 13340
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Classical Legend
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 44
Date of First Publication: 1632
Date of First Production: 1612 [1612-1613]
Company of First Production: Queen Anne's Men
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto
Variants: The title page exists in two states: Greg 467a(i) contains the printer's device 367; Greg 467a(ii) contains a woodcut illustration. See also Greg 467a(ii)

Title-Page Features

Title: The Iron Age: Contayning the Rape of Hellen: The siege of Troy: The Combate betwixt Hector and Aiax: Hector and Troilus slayne by Achilles: Achilles slaine by Paris: Aiax and Vlisses contend for the Armour of Achilles: The Death of Aiax, &c.
Author: Written by THOMAS HEYWOOD.
Latin Motto: Aut prodesse solent audi Delectare.
Imprint: Printed at London by Nicholas Okes, 1632.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle Dedicatory" to: Thomas Hammond (of Gray's Inn); from: Thomas Heywood [A3r]
To the Reader: "To the Reader" signed "Thomas Heywood" [A4r]
Character List: "Drammatis Personæ" [A2v]

Stationer Information

Colophon: LONDON. Printed by Nicholas Okes. 1632. [L3v]
Printer: Okes, Nicholas
Entries in Stationers' Register: Aug 2, 1630: Transferred from Nicholas Okes to John Okes: "The Iron Age." (probably an error for The Brazen Age)