DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1653 Dekker, Thomas; Ford, John; Middleton, Thomas; Rowley, William The Spanish Gypsy

Reference Information

DEEP #: 1077
Greg #: 717a
STC/Wing #: M1986
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragicomedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 36
Date of First Publication: 1653
Date of First Production: 1623 [licensed for stage, Jul 9]
Company of First Production: Lady Elizabeth's Men
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto

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 by I. G. for Richard Marriot in St. Dunstans Church-yard, Fleetstreet, 1653.

Paratextual Material

Character List: "Drammatis Personæ" [A2r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Grismand, John (2)
Publisher: Marriot, Richard
Imprint Location: W.9 (Fleet St. - St. Dunstan's Church / Clifford's Inn)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jun 28(?), 1624: Entered to John Wright (1): "the Spanish Iepsye".
Jun 11, 1659: Transferred from Richard Marriot to Humphrey Moseley: "The Spanish Gipsies by Tho: Middleton & Wm. Rowley."
Additional Notes: Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture attributes the play to Ford, Dekker, Middleton, and Rowley; Annals attributes it to Ford and Dekker.