DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1653 Middleton, Thomas; Rowley, William The Changeling

Reference Information

DEEP #: 1069
Greg #: 712a(i†)
STC/Wing #: M1980
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 32
Date of First Publication: 1653
Date of First Production: 1622 [licensed for stage, May 7]
Company of First Production: Lady Elizabeth's Men
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto
Variants: There are three issues of this edition, the first two varying in the imprint: Greg 712a(i*) lists no stationers; Greg 712a(i†) lists Moseley as publisher. The third issue is from 1668, Greg 712a(ii), which is not included in DEEP. See also Greg 712a(i*)

Title-Page Features

Author: Written by { THOMAS MIDLETON, | and | WILLIAM ROWLEY. } Gent'.
Performance: As it was Acted (with great Applause) at the Privat house in DRURY-LANE, and Salisbury Court.
Imprint: Never Printed before. 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, 1653.

Paratextual Material

Character List: "Drammatis Personæ" [A1v]
Other Paratexts: Advertisement for "Playes newly Printed" and "Playes in the Press" [I3v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Newcombe, Thomas (1)
Publisher: Moseley, Humphrey
Imprint Location: A.2 (Paul's Churchyard - Great North Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Oct 19, 1652: Entered to Humphrey Moseley: "a Comedie called ye Changeling. written by Rowley".
Additional Notes: For the printer of this edition, see Douglas Bruster, "The Changeling," in Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture, 1094-97.