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The most lamentable Romaine tragedie of Titus Andronicus
1600

De.5.111, title page

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Creator: William Shakespeare
Title: The most lamentable Romaine tragedie of Titus Andronicus : as it hath sundry times beene playde by the Right Honourable the Earle of Pembrooke, the Earle of Darbie, the Earle of Sussex, and the Lorde Chamberlaine theyr Seruants.
Date: At London : Printed by I[ames]. R[oberts]. for Edward VVhite and are to bee solde at his shoppe, at the little north doore of Paules, at the signe of the Gun, 1600.
Repository: Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Library, Edinburgh, UK
Call number and opening: De.5.111, title page
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William Shakespeare
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The most lamentable Romaine tragedie of Titus Andronicus : as it hath sundry times beene playde by the Right Honourable the Earle of Pembrooke, the Earle of Darbie, the Earle of Sussex, and the Lorde Chamberlaine theyr Seruants.
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At London : Printed by I[ames]. R[oberts]. for Edward VVhite and are to bee solde at his shoppe, at the little north doore of Paules, at the signe of the Gun, 1600.
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Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Library, Edinburgh UK
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De.5.111, title page

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The Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Library has graciously contributed the above image from their collections to Shakespeare Documented, and retains sole ownership of said image. Visitors may download, link to and cite the image within Shakespeare Documented in personal research only. Any further use, including, but not limited to, unauthorized downloading or distribution of the image is strictly prohibited. Visitors must contact the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Library to request additional use, at: is-crc@ed.ac.uk.

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Creator: William Shakespeare
Title: The most lamentable Romaine tragedie of Titus Andronicus : as it hath sundry times beene playde by the Right Honourable the Earle of Pembrooke, the Earle of Darbie, the Earle of Sussex, and the Lorde Chamberlaine theyr Seruants.
Date: At London : Printed by I[ames]. R[oberts]. for Edward VVhite and are to bee solde at his shoppe, at the little north doore of Paules, at the signe of the Gun, 1600.
Repository: Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Library, Edinburgh, UK
Call number and opening: De.5.111, title page
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This is the second edition of Titus Andronicus, printed in 1600 by James Roberts for Edward White. John Danter registered the play and printed the first edition in 1594, for White and Thomas Millington. 

The text of the second edition corrects mistakes found in the first edition while introducing new ones. Scholars believe that an annotated version of the third edition is what was used to set the play for the First Folio, although the Folio version introduces an entirely new scene into Act 3. Scholars continue to debate whether or not the playwright George Peele wrote some of the early scenes.

Th copy shown above is one of only two recorded in the English Short Title Catalogue. It is held by the Centre for Research Collections at Edinburgh University, and was donated to the university by the family of Sir Roger Hog of Harcarse in 1700.

To learn more about the plot and early printing history of Titus Andronicus, please see the Folger Shakespeare Library's Shakespeare's Works and the British Library’s Shakespeare in Quarto.

Written by Folger Shakespeare Library staff

Sources
The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare,
 eds. Michael Dobson and Stanley Wells, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), s.v. "Titus Andronicus." 

Martin Wiggins and Catherine Richardson, British Drama, 1533-1642: A Catalogue, Vol. III: 1590-1597 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), s.v. "928. Titus Andronicus." 

Last updated February 23, 2017