1604 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1604. January 1 – The King's Men perform Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream at the English Court. C. April – The King's Men perform Ben Jonson's tragedy Sejanus His Fall at the Globe Theatre, where it is not popular; the title role is played by Richard Burbage, Shakespeare appears. July – Miguel de Cervantes sells the rights of the first part of his satirical novel on the theme of chivalry, Don Quixote, to Madrid publisher-bookseller Francisco de Robles. In September license to publish is granted and in December the printing is finished for publication the following month. November 1 – The King's Men perform Shakespeare's tragedy Othello at Whitehall Palace with Burbage in the title role, the first recorded performance. November 4 – The King's Men perform Shakespeare's comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor at Whitehall Palace. December 26 – The King's Men perform Shakespeare's comedy Measure for Measure at Court. December 28 – The King's Men perform Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors at Court.

December – A report shows that the King's Men are performing a play on the politically sensitive Gowrie Conspiracy. It has not survived, but does not affect the company's general success; the first known performance of a Shakespeare play in translation and Juliet, is performed at Nördlingen in Bavaria in an anonymous German version, Von Romeo undth Julitha. Construction takes place of the Red Bull Theatre at Clerkenwell in London; the last performances in England of the Beverley miracle plays are given. Isaac Casaubon becomes sub-librarian of the royal library in Paris; the Table Alphabeticall, the first known English alphabetical dictionary, is published. Bhattakalanka DevaKarnataka Sabdanusasana Lancelot de Casteau – L'Ouverture de cuisine Thomas Dekker News from Gravesend The Meeting of Gallants at an Ordinary Elizabeth Grymeston – Miscellanea: prayers, memoratives King James I of EnglandA Counterblaste to Tobacco Agnolo MonosiniFloris Italicae lingue libri novem Samuel Rowlands – Looke to it.


Wumpscut was an electro-industrial music project from Germany. It was founded in May 1991 by Bavarian disc jockey Rudolf "Rudy" Ratzinger. Rudy Ratzinger was the creative force behind Wumpscut employing the help of guest artists. Ratzinger cites the influence of such bands as Leæther Strip as his reason for making the transfer from DJing to recording music: "I was a DJ for several years and was tired of offering the audience only alien stuff; the first Leæther Strip works were responsible for trying something on my own."First works performed by Wumpscut dates back to the early 1990s when Rudy Ratzinger started to play music in Bavarian club houses and in Southern Germany. In a 1997 interview, Rudy Ratzinger reveals that "Pornography" and "War Combattery" were his first two songs in EBM, those two four-minute songs are to be found on Defcon, the first demo issued by Wumpscut in late 1991. Yet, only "Pornography" was picked for reappearance on Blutkind. According to Rudy, "War Combattery" was a great hit in club houses: " was a big success in the clubs in Southern Germany."

The release of the song "Soylent Green", named after the 1973 movie and contains audio samples from the German dubbed version, first attracted attention to Wumpscut. Since its release in 1993, it has become a played song at events and clubs in the goth and industrial subcultures, in Germany, UK and the United States. Wumpscut produced elaborate box set releases including limited versions of CD or LP releases with additional and bonus material. Wumpscut albums were reissued with variant artworks and track listings. Standalone merchandise such as baseball caps, coffee mugs and t-shirts were made available for purchase. Rudy Ratzinger has to date released seventeen studio albums plus a number of compilations: demos, compilation tracks, remixes from deleted singles and EPs; the sixteenth Wumpscut album, Wüterich, released March 2016 on the Metropolis label. He released a "best of" album titled Innerfire on May 5th, 2017, while announcing that Wumpscut would no longer be producing or making any new music on his Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Ratzinger started his own record label, Beton Kopf Media, in 1995, used to release Wumpscut material to the European market. In 1996, he started the label Mental Ulcer Forges which lapsed in the early 2000s relaunched in 2006; the label released albums by the following bands: Remyl, Noisex, B-Ton-K, Yendri and F/A/V. Rudy managed the label Fleisskoma with Karl Kimmerl, which has released work by the electronic band Press to Transmit. Despite the project's popularity in the electro-industrial genre, Wumpscut was a studio-only project and never toured; when asked for his reason behind this decision, Rudy commented: "I cannot come up to my self-set level." Official website List of releases Wumpscut at Myspace:wumpscut: discography at MusicBrainz