DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1653 Brome, Richard The City Wit, or The Woman Wears the Breeches

Reference Information

DEEP #: 1078
Greg #: 721a
STC/Wing #: B4866
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Octavo
Leaves: 52
Date of First Publication: 1653
Date of First Production: c.1630
Company of First Production: King's Revels Company
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 octavo (bibliographically independent and in collection)
Also appears in collection: Five New Plays (1653)

Title-Page Features

Title: THE CITY WIT, OR, The Woman wears the BREECHES. A COMEDY.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by T. R. for Richard Marriot, and Thomas Dring, and are to be sold at their Shops in Fleet-street, 1653.

Paratextual Material

Character List: "Dramatis Personæ" [A3v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Roycroft, Thomas
Publisher: Marriot, Richard; Dring, Thomas (1)
Imprint Location: W.9 (Fleet St. - St. Dunstan's Church / Clifford's Inn)
Entries in Stationers' Register: None
Additional Notes: Although this edition is bibliographically independent, Greg notes that there is "no indication" it was "ever issued separately," even though it is "sometimes found so" (Bibliography, 3:1021).