DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1655 Daborne, Robert The Poor Man's Comfort

Reference Information

DEEP #: 1104
Greg #: 741a
STC/Wing #: D101
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Pastoral Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 28
Date of First Publication: 1655
Date of First Production: 1617 [1615-1617]
Company of First Production: Queen Anne's Men
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: THE POOR-MANS COMFORT. A Tragi-Comedy,
Author: Written by ROBERT DAUBORNE Master of Arts.
Performance: As it was divers times Acted at the Cock-pit in Drury lane with great applause.
Imprint: LONDON; Printed for Rob: Pollard at Ben-Jonsons head behinde the Exchange; and John Sweeting at the Angel in Popes-head Alley. 1655.

Paratextual Material

Character List: "The Persons of the Play" [A1v]

Stationer Information

Printer: [unknown]
Publisher: Sweeting, John; Pollard, Robert
Imprint Location: O.11 (Royal Exchange - Pope's Head Alley); O.8 (Royal Exchange - South Entrance)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jun 20, 1655: Entered to John Sweeting: "a booke called The Poore mans Comfort, a Tragicomedie written by Robert Dawborne, mr. of Arts."