DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1584 Lyly, John Campaspe (Alexander, Campaspe, and Diogenes)

Reference Information

DEEP #: 115
Greg #: 84a
STC/Wing #: 17047.5
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Classical Legend (Comedy)
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 28
Date of First Publication: 1584
Date of First Production: c.1583
Company of First Production: Children of the Chapel (first); Children of Paul's (first)
Company Attribution: Children of the Chapel (first);Children of Paul's (first)
Total Editions: 4 quartos, 1 duodecimo in collection

Title-Page Features

Title: A moste excellent Comedie of Alexander, Campaspe, and Diogenes,
Performance: Played beefore the Queenes Maiestie on twelfe day at night, by her Maiesties children, and the children of Poules.
Imprint: Imprinted at London for Thomas Cadman. 1584.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Dawson, Thomas
Publisher: Cadman, Thomas
Entries in Stationers' Register: Apr 12, 1597: Transferred from Thomas Cadman (decd?) to Joan Broome: "Campaspe".
Aug 23, 1601: Transferred from Joan Broome decd. to George Potter: "Campaspe".
Jan 9, 1628: Entered to Edward Blount (by order of a full court): "Campaste".