DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1637 Nabbes, Thomas Hannibal and Scipio

Reference Information

DEEP #: 863
Greg #: 513a
STC/Wing #: 18341
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: 1637
Date of First Production: 1635
Company of First Production: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto (bibliographically independent and in collection)

Title-Page Features

Author: The Author Thomas Nabbes.
Performance: Acted in the yeare 1635. by the Queenes Majesties Servants, at their Private house in Drury Lane.
Latin Motto: Arma virosque cano.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by Richard Oulton for Charles Greene, and are to be sold at the white Lion in Pauls Church-yard. 1637.

Paratextual Material

Argument: "The Argument of the first Act" [B1r]; "The argument of the second Act" [C4r]; "The argument of the third Act" [E3v]; "The argument of the fourth Act" [G2v]; "The argument of the last Act" [I2r]
Character List: "The speaking persons" [A4r]
Actor List: part of "The speaking persons" [A4r]
Errata: Note of errata [A4r]
Other Paratexts: "To the Ghosts of Hannibal and Scipio" (verses) signed "Thomas Nabbes" [A2r]; "The Ghosts of Hanniball and Scipio to the Authour" (verses) subscribed "Hannibal. Scipio" [A3r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Oulton, Richard
Publisher: Greene, Charles
Imprint Location: A.2 (Paul's Churchyard - Great North Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Aug 6, 1636: Entered to Charles Greene: "a Play called the history of Anniball & Scipio. by Tho: Nabbs".