DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1637 Heywood, Thomas The Royal King and the Loyal Subject

Reference Information

DEEP #: 869
Greg #: 516a
STC/Wing #: 13364
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: 1637
Date of First Production: 1602 [1602-1618]
Company of First Production: Worcester's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: THE ROYALL KING, AND The Loyall Subject.
Author: Written by Thomas Heywood.
Performance: As it hath beene Acted with great Applause by the Queenes Maiesties Servants.
Latin Motto: Aut prodesse solent, aut delectare.——
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by Nich. and John Okes for James Becket, and are to be sold at his shop at the inner Temple neare the Gate. 1637.

Paratextual Material

To the Reader: "The Epilogue to the Reader" (verses) [K3v]
Character List: "Drammatis Peronæ" [var.: "Dramatis"] [A3v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Okes, Nicholas; Okes, John
Publisher: Becket, James
Imprint Location: W.11 (Fleet St. - Inner Temple / Temple Church)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Mar 25, 1637: Entered to James Becket: "a Comedy called the Royall king & the Loyall Subiects [sic] by Mr. Heywood".