DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

[1642] Suckling, John Brennoralt, or The Discontented Colonel

Reference Information

DEEP #: 994
Greg #: 621a
STC/Wing #: S6125A
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 28
Date of First Publication: [1642]
Date of First Production: 1639 [1639-1641]
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto, 2 octavos (bibliographically independent and in collection), 1 octavo in collection

Title-Page Features

Author: Written by Sir IOHN SUCKLIN.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by E. G. for Francis Eagles-field, and are to be sold at the Marrigold in Pauls Church-yard.

Paratextual Material

Character List: "The Actors Names" [A2r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Griffin, Edward (2)
Publisher: Eglesfield, Francis
Imprint Location: A.3 (Paul's Churchyard - Northeast)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Apr 5, 1642: Entered to Francis Eglesfield: "a booke called The discontented Colonell. by Sr Iohn Sucklyn knt."
Aug 1, 1646: Transferred from Francis Eglesfield and Henry Twyford to Humphrey Moseley: "ye Play called The discontented Colonell &c. by Sr. Io: Sucklin".
Additional Notes: STC lists the Marigold bookshop in an unknown location (B) in Paul’s Churchyard. But in The Bookshops in Paul’s Cross Churchyard (London: Bibliographical Society, 1990), Peter W. M. Blayney argues that the Marigold bookshop was probably formerly part of the Brazen Serpent and therefore located in A.3 of Paul’s Churchyard (21-22).