DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1652 Middleton, Thomas The Widow

Reference Information

DEEP #: 1059
Greg #: 705a
STC/Wing #: J1015
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 36
Date of First Publication: 1652
Date of First Production: 1615 [1615-1616]
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: King's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Author: Written by { BEN: JOHNSON. | JOHN FLETCHER. | THO: MIDDLETON. } Gent.
Performance: As it was Acted at the private House in Black-Fryers, with great Applause, by His late MAjESTIES Servants.
Imprint: Printed by the Originall Copy. LONDON, Printed for Humphrey Moseley and are to be Sold at his Shop, at the Sign of the Princes Arms in St. Pauls Church-yard. 1652.

Paratextual Material

To the Reader: "To the Reader" singed "Alexander Gough" [A2r]
Character List: "The Persons of the Play" [A2v]

Stationer Information

Printer: [unknown]
Publisher: Moseley, Humphrey
Imprint Location: A.2 (Paul's Churchyard - Great North Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Apr 12, 1652: Entered to Humphrey Moseley: "a Play called The Widdow. Written by Iohn Fletcher & Tho: Middleton [Gent': added]".
Additional Notes: Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture dates the first production to Winter 1615-1616; Annals dates it to c.1616.