DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1636 Massinger, Philip The Great Duke of Florence

Reference Information

DEEP #: 853
Greg #: 505a
STC/Wing #: 17637
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragicomedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 40
Date of First Publication: 1636
Date of First Production: 1627 [licensed for stage, Jul 5]
Company of First Production: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: THE GREAT DVKE OF FLORENCE. A Comicall Historie.
Author: Written by PHILIP MASSINGER.
Performance: As it hath beene often presented with good allowance by her Maties Servants at the Phœnix in Drurie Lane.
Imprint: LONDON: Printed for JOHN MARRIOT. 1636.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle Dedicatorie" to: Robert Wiseman (of Torrell's Hall, Essex); from: Philip Massinger [A3r]
Commendatory Verses: 2: by "George Donne"; "Iohn Ford" [A4r]
Character List: "The Actors names" [A2v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Flesher, Miles
Publisher: Marriot, John
Entries in Stationers' Register: Dec 7, 1635: Entered to John Marriot: "The great Duke of fflorence a Comicall history by Phil: Massinger".