DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1639 Glapthorne, Henry Albertus Wallenstein

Reference Information

DEEP #: 933
Greg #: 564a(*)
STC/Wing #: 11912
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Foreign History
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 34
Date of First Publication: 1639
Date of First Production: 1639 [1634-1639; licensed for stage, 1639]
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: King's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto
Variants: There are two issues of this edition, varying in the imprint: Greg 564a(*) is dated 1639; Greg 564a(†) is dated 1640 and lists a slightly different bookshop location. See also Greg 564a(†)

Title-Page Features

Title: THE TRAGEDY OF ALBERTVS WALLENSTEIN, Late Duke of Fridland, and Generall to the Emperor Ferdinand the second. ... The Scene, Egers.
Author: Written by HENRY GLAPTHORNE.
Performance: And Acted with good Allowance at the Globe on the Banke-side, by his Majesties Servants.
Latin Motto: Cedant carminibus reges Regumque triumphi.
Imprint: Imprinted at London by Tho. Paine, for George Hutton dwelling at the Turn-stile in Holborne. 1639.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle" to: William Murray (1st Earl of Dysart); from: Henry Glapthorne [A2r]
Character List: "The Persons" [A4v]
Other Paratexts: "In cædem Alberti Wallenstenii, ducis Fridlandiæ" (Latin verses) signed "Alex. Gil" [A3r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Paine, Thomas
Publisher: Hutton, George
Imprint Location: V.13 (Holborn - Turnstile)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Sep 22, 1639: Entered to George Hutton: "a Tragedy of Albertus Wallenstein late duke of ffriedland &c by Hen: Glapthorne".
Additional Notes: Annals dates the first production of this play to 1634 [1634-1639], but N. W. Bawcutt supplies a transcript of Henry Herbert's license from 1639: "Walstein, Duke of Fredland, Traj. alld Globe, 1639" (The Control and Censorship of Caroline Drama [Clarendon, 1996], 205).