DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1638 Kirke, John The Seven Champions of Christendom

Reference Information

DEEP #: 909
Greg #: 545a
STC/Wing #: 15014
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Heroical Romance
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 44
Date of First Publication: 1638
Date of First Production: 1635 [1634-1638]
Company of First Production: Unknown
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: THE Seven Champions of Christendome.
Author: Written by J. K.
Performance: Acted at the Cocke-pit, and at the Red-Bull in St. Johns Streete, with a generall liking.
Imprint: And never Printed till this Yeare 1638. ... LONDON: Printed by J. Okes, and are to be sold by James Becket at his Shop in the Inner Temple Gate. 1638.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle Dedicatory" to: John Waite (possible the traveling actor with the same name); from: John Kirke [A3r]
Character List: "The Actors Names" [A4v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Okes, John
Bookseller: Becket, James
Imprint Location: W.11 (Fleet St. - Inner Temple / Temple Church)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jul 13, 1638: Entered to John Okes: "a Play called The Seauen Champions of Christendome wth the Life & death of Iack Straw & Watt Tyler. by Io: Kirke". (Since the characters Jack Straw and Watt Tyler are not in this play, the second part of the entry may refer to another text.)