DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1640 Shirley, James The Arcadia

Reference Information

DEEP #: 966
Greg #: 583a
STC/Wing #: 22453
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Political Tragicomedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 34
Date of First Publication: 1640
Date of First Production: 1640
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 Iames Shirly GENT.
Performance: Acted by her Majesties Servants at the Phœnix in Drury Lane.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by I. D. for Iohn Williams, and F. Eglesfield and are to be sould at the signe of the Crane in Pauls Church-yard. 1640.

Paratextual Material

Character List: "The Persons of the Comedy" [A2v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Dawson, John (2)
Publisher: Eglesfield, Francis; Williams, John (1)
Imprint Location: A.3 (Paul's Churchyard - Northeast)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Nov 29, 1639: Entered to John Williams (1) and Francis Eglesfield: "Two Playes vizt. A Pastorall called The Arcadia. ... by Iames Shirley".