DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1659 Chettle, Henry; Day, John 1 The Blind Beggar of Bednal Green (1 Tom Strowd)

Reference Information

DEEP #: 1173
Greg #: 801a
STC/Wing #: D464
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 36
Date of First Publication: 1659
Date of First Production: 1600 [May 26, payment]
Company of First Production: Admiral's (Nottingham's) Men
Company Attribution: Prince Charles's Men (second)
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: THE BLIND-BEGGAR OF BEDNAL-GREEN, WITH The merry humor of Tom Strowd the Norfolk Yeoman,
Author: Written by JOHN DAY.
Performance: as it was divers times publickly acted by the Princes Servants.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed for R. Pollard, and Tho. Dring, and are to be sold at the Ben Johnsons Head, behind the Exchange, and the George in Fleetstreet, near Saint Dunstans Church. 1659.

Paratextual Material

Character List: "Drammatis Personæ" [A2v]
Explicit: JOHN DAY. FINIS [K2v]

Stationer Information

Printer: [unknown]
Publisher: Pollard, Robert; Dring, Thomas (1)
Imprint Location: W.9 (Fleet St. - St. Dunstan's Church / Clifford's Inn); O.8 (Royal Exchange - South Entrance)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Sep 14, 1657: Entered to Francis Grove: "a booke called The Pleasant History of the Blind Begger of Bednall Greene declaring his life and Death, &c." (This entry probably relates to a chapbook; the character's death is not addressed in the play.)