DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1637 Rutter, Joseph; Corneille, Pierre 1 The Cid (The Valiant Cid)

Reference Information

DEEP #: 878
Greg #: 525a
STC/Wing #: 5770
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional; Translation
Genre (Annals): Tragicomedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Duodecimo
Leaves: 42
Date of First Publication: 1637
Date of First Production: 1637 [1637-1638]
Company of First Production: Beeston's Boys
Company Attribution: Beeston's Boys
Total Editions: 2 duodecimos

Title-Page Features

Title: The Cid, A TRAGICOMEDY, out of French made English:
Performance: And acted before their Majesties at Court, and on the Cock-pit Stage in Drury-lane, by the servants to both their Majesties.
Illustration: [see Other Paratexts]
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by John Haviland for Thomas Walkly, and are to be sold at his shop at the Flying Horse neare Yorke house. 1637.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle Dedicatory" to: Edward Sackville, 4th Earl of Dorset; from: Joseph Rutter [A2r]
To the Reader: "To the Reader" [A4r]
Character List: "The names of the Actors" [A5v]
Other Paratexts: Woodcut of Sackville crest [A1v]; another woodcut of Sackville crest [D5v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Haviland, John
Publisher: Walkley, Thomas
Imprint Location: X.12 (Westminster - York House)
License: "This Tragicomedy, called, the Valiant Cid, translated out of French, as it was acted before the King and Queene at Court, may be printed. Henry Herbert. Janu. 12. 1637." [D4v]; "Imprimatur. Tho. Wykes. Jan. 26. 1637." [D5r]
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jan 29, 1638: Entered to Thomas Walkley: "a Play called The Cid a Tragicomedy translated out of ffrench by Mr Rutter".
Nov 3, 1649: Transferred from Thomas Walkley to Humphrey Moseley: "The Valiant Cid. the first part. TrageComedy. translated by Ios: Rutter gentleman".