DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1639 Shirley, James The Maid's Revenge

Reference Information

DEEP #: 931
Greg #: 562a(†)
STC/Wing #: 22450
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 34
Date of First Publication: 1639
Date of First Production: 1626 [licensed for stage, Feb 9]
Company of First Production: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto
Variants: The title page exists in two states: Greg 562a(*) does not list a printer; Greg 562a(†) lists "T. C." as printer. See also Greg 562a(*)

Title-Page Features

Author: Written by IAMES SHIRLEY Gent.
Performance: As it hath beene Acted with good Applause at the private house in Drury Lane, by her Majesties Servants.
Imprint: LONDON. Printed by T. C. for William Cooke, and are to be sold at his shop at Furnivalls Jnne Gate in Holbourne. 1639.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Epistle to: Henry Osborne (Esquire); from: James Shirley [A2v]
Character List: "The Actors names" [A1v]
Other Paratexts: "A Catalogue of such things as hath beene Published by Iames Shirley Gent" [A2v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Cotes, Thomas
Publisher: Cooke, William
Imprint Location: V.8 (Holborn - Furnival's Inn)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Apr 12, 1639: Entered to William Cooke: "a play called The Maides Revenge. by Ia: Shirley".