DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1632 Heywood, Thomas 2 The Iron Age

Reference Information

DEEP #: 799
Greg #: 468a
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: 40
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

Title-Page Features

Title: THE Second Part of the Iron Age: Which contayneth the death of Penthesilea, Paris, Priam, and Hecuba: The burning of Troy: The deaths of Agamemnon, Menelaus, Clitemnestra, Hellena, Orestes, Egistus, Pillades, King Diomed, Pyrhus, Cethus, Synon, Thersites, &c.
Author: Written by THOMAS HEYWOOD.
Latin Motto: Aut prodesse solent aut Delectare.
Illustration: Woodcut on title page of Troy burning with the Trojan Horse inside its gates, with three figures labeled "Sinon", "Thersites", and "Pyrhus"
Imprint: Printed at London by Nicholas Okes, 1632.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle Dedicatory" to: Thomas Mainwaring (son of Matthew Mainwaring, author); from: Thomas Heywood [A3r]
To the Reader: "To the Reader" signed "Thomas Heywood" [A4r]
Character List: "Drammatis personæ. New persons not presented in the former part of this History" [A2v]
Explicit: Here ends the whole History of the destruction of Troy. FINIS. [K4v]

Stationer Information

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)