DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1639 Glapthorne, Henry Argalus and Parthenia

Reference Information

DEEP #: 920
Greg #: 557a(*)
STC/Wing #: 11908
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragicomedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 30
Date of First Publication: 1639
Date of First Production: 1638 [c.1632-1638]
Company of First Production: Beeston's Boys
Company Attribution: Beeston's Boys
Total Editions: 1 quarto
Variants: The title page exists in two states: Greg 557a(*) has the author attribution "By HEN. GLAPTHORNE" and lists the company as "their MAIESTIES Servants"; Greg 557a(†) has "The Authour HEN. GLAPTHORNE" and lists "thier MAIESTIES Servants." See also Greg 557a(†)

Title-Page Features

Performance: As it hath been Acted at the Court before their MAIESTIES: AND At the Private-House in DRURY-LANE, By their MAIESTIES Servants.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by R. BISHOP for DANIEL PAKEMAN, at the Raine-bow neere the Inner Temple Gate. 1639.

Paratextual Material


Stationer Information

Printer: Bishop, Richard
Publisher: Pakeman, Daniel
Imprint Location: W.11 (Fleet St. - Inner Temple / Temple Church)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jan 11, 1639: Entered to Daniel Pakeman: "a Play called Argalus & Parthenia &c. by Hen: Glapthorne".