DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1640 Shirley, James Love's Cruelty

Reference Information

DEEP #: 946
Greg #: 573a
STC/Wing #: 22449
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: 1640
Date of First Production: 1631 [licensed for stage, Nov 14]
Company of First Production: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Author: Written by James Shirley Gent.
Performance: As it was presented by her Majesties Servants, at the private House in Drury Lane.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by Tho. Cotes, for Andrew Crooke. 1640.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Epistle to: George Porter (royalist army officer); and Charles Porter (son of Endymion Porter; brother of George); from: "W. A." [A2r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Cotes, Thomas
Publisher: Crooke, Andrew (1)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Apr 25, 1639: Entered to Andrew Crooke (1) and William Cooke: "these five playes vidlt ... Loues Cruellty".
Nov 29, 1639: Entered to John Williams (1) and Francis Eglesfield: "Two Playes vizt. ... a Tragedy called Loues Crueltie. by Iames Shirley". Entry canceled, with note in margin: "Loues Crueltie is Entred before to mr Crooke".