DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1638 Shirley, James The Duke's Mistress

Reference Information

DEEP #: 890
Greg #: 536a(*)
STC/Wing #: 22441b
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragicomedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 38
Date of First Publication: 1638
Date of First Production: 1636 [licensed for stage, Jan 18]
Company of First Production: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto
Variants: There are three issues of this edition, varying in the imprint: Greg 536a(*) lists Crooke and Cooke as publishers; Greg 536a(†) lists only Crooke; Greg 536a(§) lists only Cooke. See also Greg 536a(†); 536a(§)

Title-Page Features

Author: Written by IAMES SHIRLY.
Performance: As IT WAS PRESENted by her Majesties Servants, At the private House in Drury-Lane.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by JOHN NORTON, for ANDREW CROOKE, and WILLIAM COOKE, 1638.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Norton, John (2)
Publisher: Cooke, William; Crooke, Andrew (1)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Mar 13, 1638: Entered to Andrew Crooke (1) and William Cooke: "a Play called The Dukes Mistris. by Ia: Shirley".