DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1640 Habington, William The Queen of Aragon (Cleodora)

Reference Information

DEEP #: 973
Greg #: 588a(ii)
STC/Wing #: 12587
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Private (Nonprofessional); Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragicomedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Folio
Leaves: 34
Date of First Publication: 1640
Date of First Production: 1640 [Apr 9]
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 folio
Variants: Leaf G4 exists in two states: Greg 588a(i) contains the reading "Love transubstantiates me" [G4r, line 12]; in Greg 588a(ii), the line reads "Love new created me." See also Greg 588a(i)

Title-Page Features

Title: THE QUEENE OF ARRAGON. A Tragi-Comedie.
Imprint: LONDON Printed by Tho. Cotes, for William Cooke, and are to be sold at his shop at Furnivals Jnne gate in Holburne. 1640.

Paratextual Material

Character List: "The Actors Names" [A1v]
Other Paratexts: "The Song in the second Act" followed by "The Song in the fourth Act" [I2v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Cotes, Thomas
Publisher: Cooke, William
Imprint Location: V.8 (Holborn - Furnival's Inn)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Apr 2, 1640: Entered to William Cooke: "a Tragecomedie called The Queene of Arragon by Will: Habington Esqr."
Additional Notes: The Queen of Aragon was performed twice before the king and queen in April 1640 by the Earl of Pembroke and his family servants, and later by the King's Men at the Blackfriars.