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** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=002938774&con_lng=eng British Library C.38.k.24.]
 
** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=002938774&con_lng=eng British Library C.38.k.24.]
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** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1505006 Huntington Library 62967]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1505006 Huntington Library 62967]
  
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** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F/2S14LC8FAYM6RC72PAAEH7T9XX2S1SNTEVY12KBBGSQ19GI1JS-27312?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=000860472 British Library (2 copies)]
 
** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F/2S14LC8FAYM6RC72PAAEH7T9XX2S1SNTEVY12KBBGSQ19GI1JS-27312?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=000860472 British Library (2 copies)]
 
*** [http://access.bl.uk/item/viewer/ark:/81055/vdc_00000002D234#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=0&xywh=-1234%2C-132%2C4092%2C2638 Cover-to-cover images, British Library 643.e.23-25]
 
*** [http://access.bl.uk/item/viewer/ark:/81055/vdc_00000002D234#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=0&xywh=-1234%2C-132%2C4092%2C2638 Cover-to-cover images, British Library 643.e.23-25]
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** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1508114 Huntington Library 59052]
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** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1508115 Huntington Library 60999]
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** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1508116 Huntington Library 59050]
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** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1508118 Huntington Library 60187]
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** [https://catalog.lib.utexas.edu/record=b4685142~S29 University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center, Ag D226 B599p  ]
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** [https://catalog.lib.utexas.edu/record=b4763196~S29 University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center, Wg D226 B599p WRE]
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** [https://catalog.lib.utexas.edu/record=b9196183~S29 University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center, PFORZ 245 PFZ ]
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** [http://id.lib.harvard.edu/alma/990051124120203941/catalog Harvard University, Houghton Library, (2 copies)]
 
** [https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/5138599075 Boston Public Library G.3970.15]
 
** [https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/5138599075 Boston Public Library G.3970.15]
 
*** [https://archive.org/details/tragedieofcleopa00dani/page/n6 Cover-to-cover images, Boston Public Library, G.3970.16]
 
*** [https://archive.org/details/tragedieofcleopa00dani/page/n6 Cover-to-cover images, Boston Public Library, G.3970.16]
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** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1502955 Huntington Library 62963]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1502955 Huntington Library 62963]
 
** [https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/4813170075 Boston Public Library RARE BKS G.290.59 FOLIO]
 
** [https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/4813170075 Boston Public Library RARE BKS G.290.59 FOLIO]
 
  
 
''' Similar contemporary narratives '''
 
''' Similar contemporary narratives '''
* Florus, Lucius Annaeus. ''The Roman histories of Lucius Iulius Florus : from the foundation of Rome, till Caesar Augustus, for aboue DCC. yeares, & from thence to Traian near CC. yeares, divided by Flor[us] into IV. ages. Translated into English.'' London : By William Stansby, [1619].  
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* Florus, Lucius Annaeus. ''The Roman histories of Lucius Iulius Florus: from the foundation of Rome, till Caesar Augustus, for aboue DCC. yeares, & from thence to Traian near CC. yeares, divided by Flor[us] into IV. ages. Translated into English.'' London : By William Stansby, [1619].  
 
** [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=159325 Folger STC 11103].
 
** [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=159325 Folger STC 11103].
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1496726 Huntington Library 30044]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1496726 Huntington Library 30044]
 
** [https://catalog.lib.utexas.edu/record=b5066465~S29 University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center, DG 207 F63 1619]
 
** [https://catalog.lib.utexas.edu/record=b5066465~S29 University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center, DG 207 F63 1619]
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** [http://id.lib.harvard.edu/alma/990054011950203941/catalog Harvard University, Houghton Library, STC 11103]
  
 
* Garnier, Robert. ''The tragedie of Antonie. Doone into English by the Countesse of Pembroke.'' London: [By P. Short] for William Ponsonby, 1595.  
 
* Garnier, Robert. ''The tragedie of Antonie. Doone into English by the Countesse of Pembroke.'' London: [By P. Short] for William Ponsonby, 1595.  
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** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1252700 Huntington Library 114584 ANAL]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1252700 Huntington Library 114584 ANAL]
 
** [https://catalog.lib.utexas.edu/record=b5443997~S29 University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center, BLOM 157]
 
** [https://catalog.lib.utexas.edu/record=b5443997~S29 University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center, BLOM 157]
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** [http://id.lib.harvard.edu/alma/990055972690203941/catalog Harvard University, Houghton Library,  *IC5 G4415 B583t v.2]
  
 
* Josephus, Flavius. ''The famous and memorable vvorkes of Iosephus, a man of much honour and learning among the Iewes. Faithfully translated out of the Latin, and French, by Tho. Lodge Doctor in Physicke.'' [London]: Printed [by Peter Short] at the charges of G. Bishop, S. Waterson, P. Short, and Tho. Adams, 1602.
 
* Josephus, Flavius. ''The famous and memorable vvorkes of Iosephus, a man of much honour and learning among the Iewes. Faithfully translated out of the Latin, and French, by Tho. Lodge Doctor in Physicke.'' [London]: Printed [by Peter Short] at the charges of G. Bishop, S. Waterson, P. Short, and Tho. Adams, 1602.
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** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=002938774&con_lng=eng British Library C.38.k.24.]
 
** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=002938774&con_lng=eng British Library C.38.k.24.]
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*** [https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/norths-translation-of-plutarchs-lives Images of BL C.38.k.24]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1505006 Huntington Library 62967]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1505006 Huntington Library 62967]
 
  
 
''' Possible source '''
 
''' Possible source '''
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*** [https://hrc.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p15878coll17/id/3443/rec/1 Cover-to-cover images of PForz 523 PFZ]
  
*Lyly, John. ''Endimion the Man in the Moone.'' At London : Printed by I. Charlewood, for the widdowe Broome, 1591.
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* Lyly, John. ''Endimion the Man in the Moone.'' At London : Printed by I. Charlewood, for the widdowe Broome, 1591.
 
** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=002293400 British Library C.34.d.9.]
 
** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=002293400 British Library C.34.d.9.]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1500754 Huntington Library 62388]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1500754 Huntington Library 62388]
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''' Source '''
 
''' Source '''
 
* Geoffrey of Monmouth, ''Pontici Virunnii viri doctissimi Britannicae historiae libri sex : magna et fide et diligentia conscripti: ad Britannici codicis fidem correcti, & ab infinitis mendis liberati: quibus praefixus est catalogus regum Britanniae: per Dauidem Pouelum, S. Theolog. professorem.'' Londini: Apud Edmundum Bollifantum, impensis Henrici Denhami, & Radulphi Nuberij, 1585.
 
* Geoffrey of Monmouth, ''Pontici Virunnii viri doctissimi Britannicae historiae libri sex : magna et fide et diligentia conscripti: ad Britannici codicis fidem correcti, & ab infinitis mendis liberati: quibus praefixus est catalogus regum Britanniae: per Dauidem Pouelum, S. Theolog. professorem.'' Londini: Apud Edmundum Bollifantum, impensis Henrici Denhami, & Radulphi Nuberij, 1585.
** [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=165699 STC 20109 (2 copies)]
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** [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=165699 Folger STC 20109 (2 copies)]
 
** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=002955316 British Library (3 copies)]
 
** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=002955316 British Library (3 copies)]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1502619 Huntington Library 62936]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1502619 Huntington Library 62936]
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* Grafton, Richard. ''A chronicle at large and meere history of the affayres of Englande and kinges of the same.'' London: [by Henry Denham, dwelling in Paternoster Rowe, for Richarde Tottle and Humffrey Toye], [Anno. 1569. the last of March].
 
* Grafton, Richard. ''A chronicle at large and meere history of the affayres of Englande and kinges of the same.'' London: [by Henry Denham, dwelling in Paternoster Rowe, for Richarde Tottle and Humffrey Toye], [Anno. 1569. the last of March].
** [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=168905 STC 12147 (4 copies)]
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** [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=168905 Folger STC 12147 (4 copies)]
 
** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=003616454&con_lng=eng British Library C.15.b.5.]
 
** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=003616454&con_lng=eng British Library C.15.b.5.]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1508000 Huntington Library 61192]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1508000 Huntington Library 61192]
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** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=002938774&con_lng=eng British Library C.38.k.24.]
 
** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=002938774&con_lng=eng British Library C.38.k.24.]
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*** [https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/norths-translation-of-plutarchs-lives Images of BL C.38.k.24]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1505006 Huntington Library 62967]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1505006 Huntington Library 62967]
 
  
 
''' Possible source '''
 
''' Possible source '''
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''' Similar contemporary narratives '''
 
''' Similar contemporary narratives '''
* Eedes, Richard. ''Epilogus Caesris interfecti, quomodo in scenam prodiit ea res acta in ecclesia...'' Bodleian MS Top. Oxon. e. 5, f. 359.
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* Eedes, Richard. ''Epilogus Caesris interfecti, quomodo in scenam prodiit ea res acta in ecclesia...''  
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** Bodleian MS Top. Oxon. e. 5, f. 359.
  
 
* Elyot, Thomas.''The boke named the Gouernour, deuised by s[ir] Thomas Elyot knight.'' Londini: In edibus Tho. Bertheleti, An. d[omi]ni M.D.xxxi. [1531].  
 
* Elyot, Thomas.''The boke named the Gouernour, deuised by s[ir] Thomas Elyot knight.'' Londini: In edibus Tho. Bertheleti, An. d[omi]ni M.D.xxxi. [1531].  
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* Anon. ''[The] troublesome raigne of Iohn King of England.'' London: [By T. Orwin] for Sampson Clarke, and are to be solde at his shop, on the backe-side of the Royal Exchange, 1591.
 
* Anon. ''[The] troublesome raigne of Iohn King of England.'' London: [By T. Orwin] for Sampson Clarke, and are to be solde at his shop, on the backe-side of the Royal Exchange, 1591.
 
** [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=161417 Folger STC 14644]
 
** [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=161417 Folger STC 14644]
** [http://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/s/s40v7u Cover-to-cover images of Folger STC 14644]
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*** [http://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/s/s40v7u Cover-to-cover images of Folger STC 14644]
  
 
* Holinshed, Raphael. ''The first and second volumes of Chronicles : comprising 1 The description and historie of England, 2 The description and historie of Ireland, 3 The description and historie of Scotland: first collected and published by Raphaell Holinshed, William Harrison, and others: now newlie augmented and continued (with manifold matters of singular note and worthie memorie) to the yeare 1586. by Iohn Hooker aliàs Vowell Gent. and others. With conuenient tables at the end of these volumes.''[London]: Finished in Ianuarie 1587, and the 29 of the Queenes Maiesties reigne, with the full continuation of the former yeares, at the expenses of Iohn Harison, George Bishop, Rafe Newberie, Henrie Denham, and Thomas VVoodcocke. At London printed [by Henry Denham] in Aldersgate street at the signe of the Starre, [1587]].  
 
* Holinshed, Raphael. ''The first and second volumes of Chronicles : comprising 1 The description and historie of England, 2 The description and historie of Ireland, 3 The description and historie of Scotland: first collected and published by Raphaell Holinshed, William Harrison, and others: now newlie augmented and continued (with manifold matters of singular note and worthie memorie) to the yeare 1586. by Iohn Hooker aliàs Vowell Gent. and others. With conuenient tables at the end of these volumes.''[London]: Finished in Ianuarie 1587, and the 29 of the Queenes Maiesties reigne, with the full continuation of the former yeares, at the expenses of Iohn Harison, George Bishop, Rafe Newberie, Henrie Denham, and Thomas VVoodcocke. At London printed [by Henry Denham] in Aldersgate street at the signe of the Starre, [1587]].  
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''' Possible source '''
 
* Camden, William. ''Remaines of a greater Worke, concerning Britaine, the inhabitants thereof, their Languages, Names, Surnames, Empreses, Wise Speeches, poësies and epitaphes [by M. N., i.e. W. Camden].'' London : Printed by G. E. for S. Waterson, 1605.  
 
* Camden, William. ''Remaines of a greater Worke, concerning Britaine, the inhabitants thereof, their Languages, Names, Surnames, Empreses, Wise Speeches, poësies and epitaphes [by M. N., i.e. W. Camden].'' London : Printed by G. E. for S. Waterson, 1605.  
** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=002598621 British Library, 3 copies]
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** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=002598621 British Library (3 copies)]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1059412 Huntington Library 600240]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1059412 Huntington Library 600240]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1064624 Huntington Library 97068]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1064624 Huntington Library 97068]
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** [http://id.lib.harvard.edu/alma/990096394730203941/catalog Harvard University, Houghton Library, STC 23686]
 
** [http://id.lib.harvard.edu/alma/990096394730203941/catalog Harvard University, Houghton Library, STC 23686]
  
*Lyly, John. ''Endimion the Man in the Moone.'' 1591.
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* Lyly, John. ''Endimion the Man in the Moone.'' At London : Printed by I. Charlewood, for the widdowe Broome, 1591.
 
** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=002293400 British Library C.34.d.9.]
 
** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=002293400 British Library C.34.d.9.]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1500754 Huntington Library 62388]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1500754 Huntington Library 62388]
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* Scot, Reginald. ''The discouerie of witchcraft.'' [London] : [By [Henry Denham for] William Brome], 1584.
 
* Scot, Reginald. ''The discouerie of witchcraft.'' [London] : [By [Henry Denham for] William Brome], 1584.
 
** [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=166692 Folger STC 21864 (3 copies)]
 
** [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=166692 Folger STC 21864 (3 copies)]
** [https://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/s/8a6g9b Selected image(s) of Folger Shakespeare Library STC 21864 copy 1]
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*** [https://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/s/8a6g9b Selected image(s) of Folger Shakespeare Library STC 21864 copy 1]
 
** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=003310011 British Library (2 copies)]
 
** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=003310011 British Library (2 copies)]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1503235 Huntington Library 69254]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1503235 Huntington Library 69254]
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** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=002938774&con_lng=eng British Library C.38.k.24.]
 
** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=002938774&con_lng=eng British Library C.38.k.24.]
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** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1505006 Huntington Library 62967]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1505006 Huntington Library 62967]
  
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* Sidney, Philip. ''The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia'' [manuscript], ca. 1585.  
 
* Sidney, Philip. ''The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia'' [manuscript], ca. 1585.  
 
** [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=234866 Folger MS H.b.1]  
 
** [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=234866 Folger MS H.b.1]  
** [https://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/s/46z20y Cover to cover images of Folger MS H.b.1]
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*** [https://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/s/46z20y Cover to cover images of Folger MS H.b.1]
 
* Sidney, Philip. ''The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia, written by Sir Philippe Sidnei.'' London: for William Ponsonby, 1590.  
 
* Sidney, Philip. ''The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia, written by Sir Philippe Sidnei.'' London: for William Ponsonby, 1590.  
 
** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=003378306&con_lng=eng British Library (2 copies)]  
 
** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=003378306&con_lng=eng British Library (2 copies)]  
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** [https://emed.folger.edu/view/1644/AShrew Full text transcription in The Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama]
 
** [https://emed.folger.edu/view/1644/AShrew Full text transcription in The Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama]
 
* Gascoigne, George. "Supposes," in ''A hundreth sundrie flowres bounde vp in one small poesie. : Gathered partely (by translation) in the fyne outlandish gardins of Euripides, Ouid, Petrarke, Ariosto, and others: and partly by inuention, out of our owne fruitefull orchardes in Englande: yelding sundrie svveete sauours of tragical, comical, and morall discourses.'' London:  [by Henrie Bynneman and Henry Middleton] for Richarde Smith, [1573].
 
* Gascoigne, George. "Supposes," in ''A hundreth sundrie flowres bounde vp in one small poesie. : Gathered partely (by translation) in the fyne outlandish gardins of Euripides, Ouid, Petrarke, Ariosto, and others: and partly by inuention, out of our owne fruitefull orchardes in Englande: yelding sundrie svveete sauours of tragical, comical, and morall discourses.'' London:  [by Henrie Bynneman and Henry Middleton] for Richarde Smith, [1573].
** [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=161004 Flger STC 11635 (4 copies)].
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** [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=161004 Folger STC 11635 (4 copies)].
 
** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=000110275 British Library C.13.a.16.(1.)]
 
** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=000110275 British Library C.13.a.16.(1.)]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1498420 Huntington Library 59894]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1498420 Huntington Library 59894]
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** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=002938774&con_lng=eng British Library C.38.k.24.]
 
** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=002938774&con_lng=eng British Library C.38.k.24.]
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*** [https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/norths-translation-of-plutarchs-lives Images of BL C.38.k.24]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1505006 Huntington Library 62967]
 
** [http://catalog.huntington.org/record=b1505006 Huntington Library 62967]
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''' Possible source '''
 
''' Possible source '''
* * Lucian of Samosata. '' I dilettevoli dialogi, le vere narrationi, le facete epistole di Luciano, di Greco in volgare tradotte par N. da Lonigo, historiate, e di nuovo ... emendate.'' Vinegia, 1535.  
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* Lucian of Samosata. '' I dilettevoli dialogi, le vere narrationi, le facete epistole di Luciano, di Greco in volgare tradotte par N. da Lonigo, historiate, e di nuovo ... emendate.'' Vinegia, 1535.  
 
** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=002277645&con_lng=eng British Library (2 copies)]
 
** [http://primocat.bl.uk/F?func=direct&local_base=ITEMV&doc_number=002277645&con_lng=eng British Library (2 copies)]
 
** [https://catalog.lib.utexas.edu/record=b3038139~S29 University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center, PA 4232 I81 1536]
 
** [https://catalog.lib.utexas.edu/record=b3038139~S29 University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center, PA 4232 I81 1536]
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* Lefèvre, Raoul. ''hEre begynneth the volume intituled and named the recuyell of the historyes of Troye.'' Trans. William Caxton. [Bruges]: [Printed by William Caxton and, probably, Colard Mansion], [1473 or 1474].
 
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Revision as of 09:49, 11 September 2019

This list is a work in progress, as we attempt to gather catalogue records and digital facsimiles of the works that influenced (or may have influenced) Shakespeare. The terms Source, Possible Source, and Similar contemporary narratives attempt to give a general ranking of the confidence scholars have provided with their assertions of a given work's relationship to Shakespeare's particular interpretation. There are, of course, nearly as many debates as there are sources. We recommend using this list as inspiration to look up the history of any mentioned title's relationship to the Shakespeare text in question.

All's Well That Ends Well

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Antony and Cleopatra

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  • Plutarch. The liues of the noble Grecians and Romaines, compared together by that graue learned philosopher and historiographer, Plutarke of Chaeronea. Translated out of Greeke into French by Iames Amiot abbot of Bellozane, Bishop of Auxerre, one of the Kings priuie Counsell, and great Amner of France. VVith the liues of Hannibal and of Scipio African: translated out of Latine into French by Charles de l’Escluse, and out of French into English, by Sir Thomas North Knight. Hereunto are also added the liues of Epaminondas, of Philip of Macedon, of Dionysius the elder, tyrant of Sicilia, of Augustus Caesar, of Plutarke, and of Seneca: with the liues of nine other excellent chiefetaines of warre: collected out of Aemylius Probus, by S.G. S. and Englished by the aforesaid translator. London: By Richard Field for Thomas VVight, 1603.

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  • Josephus, Flavius. The famous and memorable vvorkes of Iosephus, a man of much honour and learning among the Iewes. Faithfully translated out of the Latin, and French, by Tho. Lodge Doctor in Physicke. [London]: Printed [by Peter Short] at the charges of G. Bishop, S. Waterson, P. Short, and Tho. Adams, 1602.

As You Like It

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The Comedy of Errors

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  • Plautus, Titus Maccius. Menaecmi. : A pleasant and fine conceited comaedie, taken out of the most excellent wittie poet Plautus: chosen purposely from out the rest, as least harmefull, and yet most delightfull. Written in English, by VV.VV. London: by Thomas Creede, to be sold by William Barley, 1595.

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Coriolanus

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  • Florus, Lucius Annaeus. The Roman histories of Lucius Iulius Florus: from the foundation of Rome, till Caesar Augustus, for aboue DCC. yeares, & from thence to Traian near CC. yeares, divided by Flor[us] into IV. ages. Translated into English. London : By William Stansby for Tho: Dewe, [1621?].


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Cymbeline

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  • Anon. The rare triumphes of loue and fortune. Plaide before the Queenes most excellent Maiestie: wherin are manye fine conceites with great delight. London: by E[dward] A[llde] for Edward White, 1589.

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  • Bandello, Matteo. Certaine tragicall discourses : writtten [sic] oute of Frenche and Latin, by Geffraie Fenton, no lesse profitable then pleasaunt, and of like necessitye to al degrees that take pleasure in antiquityes or forreine reapportes. Trans. Geoffrey Fenton. London: Thomas Marshe, 1567.

Hamlet

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  • Saxo Grammaticus, anoru[m] Regu[m] heroumq[ue] historiæ stilo elega[n]tia Saxone Grammatico natione Sialandico necno[n] Roskildensis ecclesiæ præposito. abhinc supra trecentos annos co[n]scriptæ et nu[n]c primum literaria serie illustratæ tersissimeq[ue] impressæ., [Christiern Pedersen ed.]. Jodocus Badius Ascensius, 1514.

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  • Anon. A vvarning for faire vvomen. : Containing, the most tragicall and lamentable murther of Master George Sanders of London marchant, nigh Shooters hill. Consented vnto by his owne wife, acted by M. Browne, Mistris Drewry and Trusty Roger agents therin: with their seuerall ends. As it hath beene lately diuerse times acted by the right Honorable, the Lord Chamberlaine his Seruantes. London: By Valentine Sims for William Aspley, 1599.
  • Giovio, Paolo. Pauli Iouii Nouocomensis Episcopi Nucerini Elogia virorum bellica virtute illustrium : septem libris iam olim ab authore comprehensa : et nunc ex eiusdem musaeo ad viuum expressis imaginibus exornata. Basileae : Petri Pernae typographi Basil. opera ac studio, 1575.
  • Marlowe, Christopher. The tragedie of Dido Queene of Carthage. At London : Printed, by the widdowe Orwin, for Thomas Woodcocke, and are to be solde at his shop, in Paules Church-yeard, at the signe of the blacke Beare, 1594.

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  • The St. Alban's Chronicle, 1406- 1420. Bodley MS. 462
  • G., I. Henrici Scotorum Regis Manes Ad Jacobum VIum Filium, Composed March 1587.

Henry IV, Part 1

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  • Rastell, John. A new iuterlude [sic] and a mery of the nature of the .iiii. element declarynge many proper poynt of phylosophy naturall, and of dyuers straunge landys, and of dyuers straunge effects [and] causis, whiche interlude yf ye hole matter be playd wyl conteyne the space of an hour and a halfe, but yf le lyst ye may leue out muche of the sad mater as the messengers p[ar]te, and some of experyens p[ar]te [and] yet the matter wyl depend conuenyently, and than it wyll not be paste thre quarters of an hour of length. [London]: [John Rastell], [1520?].

Henry IV, Part 2

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  • Hall, Edward. The vnion of the two noble and illustrate famelies of Lancastre [and] Yorke beeyng long in continual discension for the croune of this noble realme : with all the actes done in bothe the tymes of the princes, bothe of the one linage and of the other, beginnyng at the tyme of kyng Henry the fowerth, the first aucthor of this deuision, and so successiuely proceadyng to the reigne of the high and prudent prince kyng Henry the eight, the vndubitate flower and very heire of both the sayd linages. [Londini] : [in officina Richardi Graftoni typis impress.], 1548.
  • Stow, John. The chronicles of England : from Brute vnto this present yeare of Christ. 1580. Collected by Iohn Stow citizen of London. London: By [Henry Bynneman for] Ralphe Newberie, at the assignement of Henrie Bynneman, [1580].

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  • Anon. Hyckescorner. [London] : Wynkyn de Worde, [1510?]
  • Anon. Tarltons iests. : Drawne into these three parts. 1 His court-wittie iests 2 His sound cittie iests. 3 His country prettie iests. Full of delight, wit, and honest myrth. London : Printed [by Thomas Snodham] for Iohn Budge, and are to be sold at his shop, at the great South doore of Paules, 1613.

Henry V

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  • Anon, The famous victories of Henry the fifth: containing the honourable Battell of Agin-court: as it was plaide by thc [sic] the Queenes Maiesties Players. London: Printed by Thomas Creede, 1598.
  • [A later edition] Anon. The famous victories of Henry the fifth : Containing the honourable Battell of Agincourt. As it was acted by the Kinges Maiesties seruants. London : Imprinted by Barnard Alsop, dwelling in Garter place in Barbican, 1617.

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Henry VI, Part 1

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  • Geoffrey of Monmouth, Pontici Virunnii viri doctissimi Britannicae historiae libri sex : magna et fide et diligentia conscripti: ad Britannici codicis fidem correcti, & ab infinitis mendis liberati: quibus praefixus est catalogus regum Britanniae: per Dauidem Pouelum, S. Theolog. professorem. Londini: Apud Edmundum Bollifantum, impensis Henrici Denhami, & Radulphi Nuberij, 1585.

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Henry VI, Part 2

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  • Hall, Edward. The vnion of the two noble and illustrate famelies of Lancastre [and] Yorke beeyng long in continual discension for the croune of this noble realme : with all the actes done in bothe the tymes of the princes, bothe of the one linage and of the other, beginnyng at the tyme of kyng Henry the fowerth, the first aucthor of this deuision, and so successiuely proceadyng to the reigne of the high and prudent prince kyng Henry the eight, the vndubitate flower and very heire of both the sayd linages. [Londini] : [in officina Richardi Graftoni typis impress.], 1548.

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  • Nelson, Thomas. The Device of the Pageant: set forth by the Worshipfull Companie of the Fishmongers, for the right honourable Iohn Allot: established Lord Maior of London, and Maior of the Staple for ... 1590. London, 1590.

Henry VI, Part 3

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Henry VIII

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  • Rowley, Samuel. When you see me, you know me. Or the famous chronicle historie of King Henry the eight, with the birth and vertuous life of Edward Prince of Wales. As it was playd by the high and mightie Prince of Wales his seruants. By Samvell Rovvly, seruant to the Prince. London: [by H. Lownes and others] for Nathaniell Butter, and are to be sold in Paules Church-yeard neare Saint Austines gate, 1605.

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Julius Caesar

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  • Eedes, Richard. Epilogus Caesris interfecti, quomodo in scenam prodiit ea res acta in ecclesia...
    • Bodleian MS Top. Oxon. e. 5, f. 359.

King John

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  • Hall, Edward. The vnion of the two noble and illustrate famelies of Lancastre [and] Yorke beeyng long in continual discension for the croune of this noble realme : with all the actes done in bothe the tymes of the princes, bothe of the one linage and of the other, beginnyng at the tyme of kyng Henry the fowerth, the first aucthor of this deuision, and so successiuely proceadyng to the reigne of the high and prudent prince kyng Henry the eight, the vndubitate flower and very heire of both the sayd linages. [Londini] : [in officina Richardi Graftoni typis impress.], 1548.

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  • Bale, John. King Johan. Manuscript.

King Lear

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  • Geoffrey of Monmouth, Pontici Virvnnii viri doctissimi Britannicæ historiæ libri sex, magna et fide et diligentia conscripti: ad Britannici codicis fidem correcti, & ab infinitis mendis liberati: quibus præfixus est catalogus regum Britanniæ: per Dauidem Pouelum, S. Theolog. professorem.Londini : apud Edmundum Bollifantum, impensis Henrici Denhami & Radulphi Nuberij, 1585.

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Love's Labor's Lost

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None yet identified.

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Macbeth

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  • Buchanan, George. The history of Scotland / written in Latin, by George Buchanan ; faithfully rendered into English. I have carefully and diligently perused this translation of Buchanan’s History ; and, finding it to be faithfully and exactly done, have therefore allowed it to be printed. August 13th, 1689. J. Fraser. London : Printed by Edw. Jones, for Awnsham Churchil, at the Black Swan in Ave-Mary-Lane, near Pater-Noster-Row, 1690.

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  • Northampton, Henry Howard (Earl of). A defensatiue against the poyson of supposed prophecies. [London] : Printed by Iohn Charlewood, seruant to the right Honorable Philip Earle of Arundell, 1583. And reprinted by W. Iaggard, and to be sold by Mathew Lownes in Pauls church-yard, at the signe of the Bishops head, 1620.


Measure for Measure

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  • Riche, Barnabe. The adventures of Brusanus Prince of Hungaria. London: for John Oxenbridge, 1592.
    • Senate House Library, University of London

The Merchant of Venice

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  • Anon. Here after follows the hystorye of Gesta Romanorum. London: J. Kynge, M.D.L.VII. [1557].
    • Bodleian Library
  • Giovanni, Fiorentino. Il Pecorone / di ser Giouanni Fiorentino ; nel quale si contengono cinq uanta nouelle antiche, belle d’inuentione et di stile. Vinegia: Appresso Domenico Farri, 1565.
  • Munday, Anthony. Zelauto. The fountaine of fame. Erected in an orcharde of amorous aduentures. Containing a delicate disputation, gallantly discoursed betweene to noble gentlemen of Italye. Giuen for a freendly entertainment to Euphues, at his late ariuall into England. By A.M. seruaunt to the Right Honourable the Earle of Oxenford. London: John Charlewood, 1580.
    • Bodleian Library

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The Merry Wives of Windsor

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  • Giovanni, Fiorentino. Il Pecorone / di ser Giouanni Fiorentino ; nel quale si contengono cinq uanta nouelle antiche, belle d’inuentione et di stile. Vinegia: Appresso Domenico Farri, 1565.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

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  • Apuleius. The xi. bookes of the Golden asse. : containing the metamorphosie of Lucius Apuleius, enterlaced with sundrie pleasant and delectable tales, with an excellent narration of the marriage of Cupid and Psyches, set out in the iiij. v. and vi. bookes. Translated out of Latine into English by William Adlington. London: [T. East] for Abraham Veale, 1582.
  • Bourchier, John, Lord Berners. The ancient, honorable, famous, and delighfull historie of Huon of Bourdeaux, one of the peeres of Fraunce, and Duke of Guyenne. Enterlaced with the loue of many ladies, as also the fortunes and aduentures of knights errant, their amorous seruants. London : Printed by Thomas Purfoot, and are to be sould by Edward White, at his shop at the little north dore of Poules at the signe of the Gunne, 1601.
  • Robinson, Clement. [A handefull of pleasant delites]. [London: Printed by W. How? for R. Jones, ca. 1575].

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  • Anon. A COLLECTION of Epigrams, Epitaphs, Elegies, and other small poems, in English and Latin , intitled " Juvenilia Ludicra," of the time of James I. and Charles I., and chiefly by Cambridge... 1623-1630. British Library Add MS 15227.
  • Cooper, Thomas. Thesaurus linguae Romanae & Britannicae : tam accurate congestus, vt nihil penè in eo desyderari possit, quod vel Latinè complectatur amplissimus Stephani Thesaurus, vel Anglicè, toties aucta Eliotae Bibliotheca: opera & industria Thomae Cooperi Magdalenensis. ... Accessit dictionarium historicum et poëticum propria vocabula virorum, mulierum, sectarum, populorum, vrbium, montium, & caeterorum locorum complectens, & in his iucundissimas & omnium cognitione dignissimas historias. London: [By Henry Denham], 1573.

Much Ado About Nothing

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None yet identified.

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Othello

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Giraldi, Giambattista Cinzio. De gli hecatommithi. Nel Monte Regale : Appresso Lionardo Torrentino, 1565.

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Pericles

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  • Twyne, Laurence. The Patterne of painefull Aduentures: Containing the most excellent, pleasant and variable Historie of the strange accidents that befell vnto Prince Apollonius, the Lady Lucina his wife and Tharsia his daughter. Wherein the vncertaintie of this world, and the fickle state of mans life are liuely described. Gathered into English by Laurence Twine Gentleman. London: Valentine Simmes for teh Widow Newman, [1594?]

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  • Wilkins, George. The Painfull adventures of Pericles, Prince of Tyre. Being the true History of the Play of Pericles [by William Shakespeare] as it was lately presented by the worthy and ancient Poet Iohn Gower. London: by T. P. for Nathaniel Butter, 1608.

Richard II

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Richard III

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  • Anon. The first part of Richard II, or Thomas Of Woodstock in ENGLISH plays, in different hands British Library Egerton MS 1994.
  • Hall, Edward. The vnion of the two noble and illustrate famelies of Lancastre [and] Yorke beeyng long in continual discension for the croune of this noble realme : with all the actes done in bothe the tymes of the princes, bothe of the one linage and of the other, beginnyng at the tyme of kyng Henry the fowerth, the first aucthor of this deuision, and so successiuely proceadyng to the reigne of the high and prudent prince kyng Henry the eight, the vndubitate flower and very heire of both the sayd linages. [Londini] : [in officina Richardi Graftoni typis impress.], 1548.

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  • Seneca, Lucius Annaeus. Lucii Annei Senecæ Tragedia prima quæ inscribitur Hercules Furens nuper recognita ... & in studiosæ iuuentutis vtilitatẽ in Anglicum metrum ... conversa ... per I. Heyvvodum Oxoniensem. The first Tragedie of Lucius Anneus Seneca, intituled Hercules furens, newly perused and ... so faithfully translated into English metre, that ye may se verse for verse turned as farre as the phrase of the English permitteth. By Jasper Heywood, Studient in Oxford. Trans. Jasper Heywood. London: Henry Sutton, 1561.

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Romeo and Juliet

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  • Bandello, Matteo. The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Iuliet, written first in Italian by Bandell, and nowe in Englishe by Ar. Br. Trans. Arthur Brooke. London : Richard Tottill, 1562.

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The Taming of the Shrew

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The Tempest

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  • Erasmus, Desiderius. Seven dialogues both pithie and profitable. : The 1 is of the right vse of things indifferent. 2 sheweth what comfort poperie affordeth in time of daunger. 3 is betweene a good woman and a shrew. 4 is of the conversion of a harlot. 5 is of putting forth children to nurse. 6 is of a popish pilgrimage. 7 is of a popish funerall. By W.B. London: [by Valentine Simmes] for Nicholas Ling, 1606.

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  • Calahorra, Diego Ortúñez de Calahorra. The Mirrour of Princely deedes and knighthood: wherein is shewed the worthinesse of the Knight of the Sunne, and his brother Rosicleer ... with the strange loue of the beautifull and excellent Princesse Briana ... Now newly translated out of Spanish. Trans. Margaret Tyler. London : Thomas East, [1578].

Timon of Athens

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Lyly, John. A moste excellent comedie of Alexander, Campaspe, and Diogenes. London: [By Thomas Dawson] for Thomas Cadman, 1584.

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  • Anon. Timon. (After 1601). Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce MSS 52.
  • Boaistuau, Pierre. Theatrum mundi : the theatre or rule of the world, wherein may be sene the running race and course of euerye mans life, as touching miserie and felicity, wherin is contained wonderfull examples, learned deuises, to the ouerthrowe of vice, and exalting of vertue. wherevnto is added a learned, and maruellous worke of the excellencie of mankinde. Written in the Frenche & Latin tongues by Peter Boaystuau, and translated into English by Iohn Alday. London: H. D[enham] for Thomas Hacket, [1566?].
  • Boiardo, Matteo Maria. Timone : comedia / del magnifico conte Matheo Maria Boyardo conte de Scandiano ; traducta de uno dialogo de Luciano a copiace[n]tia de lo illustrissimo pri[n]cipe signore Hercule Este[n]se duca de Ferrara &c. Venetia : Per Zuane Tacuino de Cereto da Trin, del MDXVII, adi XX de setembrio [20 September 1517].

Titus Andronicus

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  • [Later publication] Anon. The history of Titus Andronicus, the renowned Roman general. Newly translated from the Italian copy printed at Rome. London : Printed and sold by C. Dicey, [1750?].

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  • Anon. Engelische Comedien vnd Tragedien, das ist, Sehr schöne herrliche und ausserlesene, geist- vnd weltliche Comedi vnd Tragedi Spiel : sampt dem Pickelhering : welche wegen ihrer artigen Inventionen, kurtzweilige[n] auch theils warhafftige[n] Geschicht halber, vo[n] den Englländern in Deutschland, an Königlichen Chur- vnd Fürstlichen Höfen, auch in vornehmen Reichs- See- vnd HandelStädten seynd agiret vnd gehalten worden, vnd zuvor nie im Druckt aussgangen ... allen der Comedi vnd Tragedi liebhabern, und andern zu lieb vnd gefallen, dergestalt in offenen Druckt gegeben, dass sie gar leicht darauss, Spielweiss widerumb angerichtet, und zur ergetzligkeit und Erquickung des Gemüths gehalten werden können. Leipzig: [Gottfried Grosse], gedruckt im Jahr MDCXXIV [1624].
  • Anon. A Lamentable BALLAD of the Tragical End / OF A / Gallant LORD and Vertuous LADY: / Together with the untimely Death of their Two CHILDREN; wickedly performed by a Heathenish / and Blood-thirsty Black a-Moor, their Servant; the like of which Cruelty and Murder was never before / heard of. London: Printed and sold in Bow Church-Yard: Where Chap- / men, Travellers, &c. may be furnish'd with the best Sorts / of Old and New Ballads, Broadsheets, Histories, &c. with / finer Cuts, much better printed, and cheaper than in any / other Place in England.

Troilus and Cressida

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  • Alleyn, Edward. The Troilus and Cressida Plot in Stage plots of five Elizabethan plays. 1589-1603. British Library Add MS 10449.

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Twelfth Night

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  • Accademia degli Intronati (SIENA). Comedia del Sacrificio degli Intronati celebrato nei giuochi dun carnouale in Siena. [C. T. de' Navò] : Vinegia, 1543.
  • Forde, Emanuel. Parismus, the Renowned Prince of Bohemia. 2 parts. London, 1598, 1599.

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

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  • Anon. Engelische Comedien vnd Tragedien, das ist, Sehr schöne herrliche und ausserlesene, geist- vnd weltliche Comedi vnd Tragedi Spiel : sampt dem Pickelhering : welche wegen ihrer artigen Inventionen, kurtzweilige[n] auch theils warhafftige[n] Geschicht halber, vo[n] den Englländern in Deutschland, an Königlichen Chur- vnd Fürstlichen Höfen, auch in vornehmen Reichs- See- vnd HandelStädten seynd agiret vnd gehalten worden, vnd zuvor nie im Druckt aussgangen ... allen der Comedi vnd Tragedi liebhabern, und andern zu lieb vnd gefallen, dergestalt in offenen Druckt gegeben, dass sie gar leicht darauss, Spielweiss widerumb angerichtet, und zur ergetzligkeit und Erquickung des Gemüths gehalten werden können. Leipzig: [Gottfried Grosse], gedruckt im Jahr MDCXXIV [1624].
  • Lyly, John. Euphues. The anatomy of vvit : Very pleasant for all gentlemen to reade, and most necessary to remember. wherein are conteined the delightes that wit followeth in his youth, by the pleasantnesse of loue, and the happinesse he reapeth in age, by the perfectnesse of wisedome. By Iohn Lylly Master of Art. London: [By Thomas East] for Gabriel Cawood, dvvelling in Paules Church-yard, [1579].
  • Scala, Flaminio. Il teatro delle fauole rappresentatiue, ouero, La ricreatione comica, boscareccia, e tragica : diuisa in cinquanta giornate / composte da Flaminio Scala detto Flauio comico del sereniss. sig. duca di Mantoua ; all’ill sig. conte Ferdinando Riario marchese di Castiglione di Vald’Orca, & senatore in Bologna. Venetia: Appresso Gio. Battista Pulciani, MDCXI [1611].

The Two Noble Kinsmen

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The Winter's Tale

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  • Greene, Robert. Pandosto the Triumph of Time. London: By Thomas Orwin for Thomas Cadman, dwelling at the signe of the Bible, neere vnto the north doore of Paules, 1588.
  • --. The second and last part of conny-catching : with new additions containing many merry tales of all lawes worth the reading, because they are worthy to be remembred : discoursing strange cunning in coosnage, which if you reade without laughing, Ile giue you my cap for a noble / R.G.. London: John Wolfe for William Wright, 1592.

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  • --. Flora’s Fortune. The second part and finishing of the Fisher-mans Tale. Containing, The strange accidentes which chaunced to Flora, and her supposed father Thirsis: also the happie meeting with her desired Cassander ... By F. S. [i.e. Francis Sabie.] London: Richard Jones, 1595.

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Hamnet and the expertise of Folger cataloguers

Geoffrey Bullough, Narrative and Dramatic Sources of Shakespeare. New York: Columbia University Perss, 1973.