DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1640 Rawlins, Thomas The Rebellion

Reference Information

DEEP #: 964
Greg #: 582a(i)
STC/Wing #: 20770
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 40
Date of First Publication: 1640
Date of First Production: 1638 [1637-1639]
Company of First Production: King's Revels Company
Company Attribution: King's Revels Company
Total Editions: 1 quarto
Variants: There are two issues of this edition: Greg 582a(i) is dated 1640 and lists Okes as printer and Frere as publisher; Greg 582a(ii) is dated 1652 and lists different author and performance attributions and no stationers. The two issues also differ in their lists of "The Actors names" [A1v]. See also Greg 582a(ii)

Title-Page Features

Author: Written by THOMAS RAWLINS.
Performance: As it was acted ninedayes together, and divers times since with good applause, by his Majesties Company of Revells.
Imprint: LONDON: Printed by I. Okes, for Daniell Frere, and are to be sold at the Signe of the Red Bull in Little Brittaine. 1640.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Epistle to: Robert Ducie (of Aston; son of Robert Ducie, 1st Baronet, Lord Mayor); from: Thomas Rawlins [A2r]
Commendatory Verses: 11: by "Nath. Richards"; "C. G."; "Robert Davenport"; "R. W."; "Rob. Chamberlain"; "T. Iourdan"; "I. Gough"; "E. B."; "I. Tatham" [var.: "Latham"]; "I. Knight"; "Jo. Meriell" [A2v]
To the Reader: "To the Readers" [A2v]
Character List: "The Actors Names" [A1v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Okes, John
Publisher: Frere, Daniel
Imprint Location: F.4 (Aldersgate Without - Little Britain)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Nov 20, 1639: Entered to Daniel Frere: "a Play called The Rebellion by Tho: Rawlins".