صور الصفحة
PDF
النشر الإلكتروني
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors][ocr errors]

39 b,

Feb. 25, 1597.
Andrew Wise.] A booke entitled the Historie of

Henry the Fourth, with his Battle at Shrews.
bury against Henry Hottspurre of the North,
with the conceited Mirth of Sir John
Falstoff,

31
July 22, 1598.
James Roberts.] A booke of the Merchaunt of

Venyse, otherwise called the Jewe of Ve-
nyse. Provided that it be not prynted by
the said James Roberts, or any other what.
soever, without leave first had from the
ryght honourable the Lord Chamberlen.

Aug. 4. 1600.
Tho. Pavyer.] First Part of the History of the

Life of Sir John Oldcastle, Lord Cobham.

Item, The Second Part of the History of
Sir John Oldcastle, Lord Cobham, with his
Martyrdom.

Aug. 14, 1600.
Tho. Pavyer. ] The Historye of Henry the Fifth,
with the Battel of Agincourt, &c.

Aug. 23, 1600.
And. Wise and Wm. Aspley.] Much Ado about
Nothing.

63 b.
Second Part of the History of King Hen-
ry the Fourth, with the Humors of Sir John
Falstaff, written by Mr. SHAKSPERÉ. ibid.
Аа

63

[ocr errors]

63

08.

sell.

tecc

Fró.

Oct. 8, 1600.
Tho. Fisher. ] A book called a Midsomer Nyghte
Dreame.

65 b. 02. 28, 1600. Tho. Heyes.) A booke called the Booke of the Merchaunt of Venyce.

66 Jan. :8, 1601. John Busby. ] An excellent and pleasaunt conceit

ed Comedie of Sir John Faulstoff and the
Merry Wyves of Windsore.

78 Arth. Fohnston.] The preceding entered, as assigned to him from John Busby.

ibid. April 19, 1602. Tho. Pavyer.] A booke called Titus Andronicus. 80 b.

July 26, 1602.
James Roberts. ] A booke called the Revenge of

Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke, as it was
lately acted by the Lord Chamberlain his
servants,

84 b. Aug. 11, 1602. Ilm. Cotton.] A booke called the Lyfe and Death

of the Lord Cromwell, as yt was lately
acted by the Lord Chamberleyn his ser-
vantes,

85 b. Feb. 7. 1602. Mr. Roberts.] The booke of Troilus and Cres.

sida, as it is acted by my Lord Chamberlen's

men,

91 b.

June 98

[ocr errors]

June 25, 1603.
Matt. Law.] King Richard III.

King Richard II.
King Henry IV. First Part.

Feb. 12, 1604.
Nath. Butter.] That he get good allowance for

the Enterlude of Henry VIII. before he
begin to print it; and then procure the
warden's hand to it for the entrance of yt,
he is to have the same for his copy*.

May 8, 2605.
Simon Stafford.] A booke called the tragicall

Historie of King Leir and his three Daugh-
ters, as it was lately acted.

[ocr errors]

* Though it be uncertain whether this Interlude was Shakspere's King Henry VIII. or not, yet we have never heard of any other play, professedly written on the same subject; and have reason to think that our author's performance was produced during the reign of queen Elizabeth, on account of the compliment paid to her at the conclusion of it.

Nathaniel Butter was the publisher of Shakspere's King Lear. The particular cautions shown concerning the licence to print the present dramatick piece, might lead us to suspect it to have been Shakspere's, and that the sagacious Company of Stationers were of opinion that this compliment to the memory of the queen, might not prove very pleasing to her inglorious successor.

Aaij

John

126

John Wright.] By assignment from Simon Staf.

ford, and consent of Mr. Leake, the tragical
History of King Lear, &c. provided that
Simon Stafford shall have the printing of
this book *.

ibid. July 3, 1605. Tho. Pavyer.) A ballad of a lamentable Murder

done in Yorkshire, by a Gentleman upon
two of his owne Children, sore wounding
his Wife and Nurse, &ct.

Jan. 22, 1606.
Nich. Ling.] Romeo and Juliett.

Love's Labour Lost.
Taming of a Shrewe.

147
Aug. 6, 1607.
Geo. Elde.] A booke called the Comedie of the
Puritan Wydowe.

Aug. 6, 1607. Tko. Thorpe. ] A comedy called What You Will f. ibid.

Oet, 22, 1607. Arth. Fohnson.] The Merry Devil of Edmontong. 159 b.

157 b.

* This is the King Lear before that of Shakspere. + Query, if the play.

# Perhaps this is Marston's comedy of What You Will. I have a copy of it dated 1607. What You Will, however, is the second title to Shakspere's Twelfth Night.

§ The Merry Devil of Edmonton is mentioned in the Blacke Booke by T. M. 1604. “ Give me leave to see the Merry Diyil of Edmunton, or A Woman kill'd with Kindnesse."

Nou.

[ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]

Νου. 19, 16ο7.
John Smythwick.) A booke called Hamlett.

The Taminge of a Shrewe.
Romeo and Julett.
Love's Labour Lost.

161
Nov. 26, 1607.
Nath. Butter and John Busby.] Mr. William

Shakspere, his Hystorie of King Lear, as
it was played before the King's Majestie at
Whitehall, upon St. Stephen's night at
Christmas last, by his Majesties' servants
playing usually at the Globe on the Bank-
side.

16. b.
April 5, 1608.
*Joseph Hunt and Tho. Archer.] A book called the

Life and Death of the Merry Devil of
Edmonton, with the pleasant Pranks of
Smugs the Smith, Sir John, and mine
Hoste of the George, about their stealing
of Venison. By T. B*.

165 b.
May 2, 1608.
Mr. Pavyer.] A booke called a Yorkshire Tra-

gedy, written by William Shakspere. 167

[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]

* Bound up in a volume of plays attributed to Shak. spere, and once belonging to King Charles I. but now in Mr. Garrick's collection. The initial letters at the end of this entry, sufficiently free Shakspere from the charge of having been its author. Aaiij

May

7

« السابقةمتابعة »