DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1656 Goffe, Thomas (?) The Careless Shepherdess

Reference Information

DEEP #: 1117
Greg #: 761a
STC/Wing #: G1005
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Pastoral
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 42
Date of First Publication: 1656
Date of First Production: 1619 [1618-1629; revised c.1638]
Company of First Production: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: THE Careles Shepherdess. A TRAGI-COMEDY ... With an Alphebeticall Catologue of all such Plays that ever were Printed. [var.: "Careless Shepherdes."]
Author: Written by T. G. Mr. of Arts.
Performance: Acted before the KING & QUEEN, And at Salisbury-Court, with great Applause.
Latin Motto: [in single column] Pastorem Tittere pingues Pascere oportet oves, deductum | ducere Carmen.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed for Richard Rogers and William Ley, and are to be sould at Pauls Chaine nere Doctors commons, 1656.

Paratextual Material

Argument: "The Argument" [A1v]
Character List: "The Actors" (in "Præludium") [B1r]; "The Actors" [C2v]
Other Paratexts: "An exact and perfect Catologue of all Playes that are Printed" [M1r]

Stationer Information

Printer: [unknown]
Publisher: Rogers, Richard; Lee, William (3)
Imprint Location: R.3 (Thames St. 1 - Paul's Chain)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Oct 22, 1655: Entered to Richard Rogers and William Lee (3): "a book entituled The Carelesse Shepheardesse A pastorall by Thomas Gough Mr. of Arts, wth a Catalogue of all such Plaies as euer were printed".