DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1633 Ford, John The Broken Heart

Reference Information

DEEP #: 817
Greg #: 480a
STC/Wing #: 11156
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 40
Date of First Publication: 1633
Date of First Production: 1630 [c.1630-1633]
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: King's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto (bibliographically independent and in collection)

Title-Page Features

Title: THE BROKEN HEART. A Tragedy.
Performance: ACTED By the KING's Majesties Seruants at the priuate House in the BLACK-FRIERS.
Latin Motto: Fide Honor.
Imprint: LONDON: Printed by I. B. for HVGH BEESTON, and are to be sold at his Shop, neere the Castle in Corne-hill. 1633.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle Dedicatorie" [var.: "Dedicatori"] to: William Craven, Earl of Craven; from: John Ford [A3r]
Character List: "The Speakers names, fitted to their Qualities" [A4r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Beale, John
Publisher: Beeston, Hugh
Imprint Location: O.7 (Royal Exchange - Castle Tavern)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Mar 28, 1633: Entered to Hugh Beeston: "a Tragedy called The broken heart by Iohn fford".