DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1591 Lyly, John Endymion, the Man in the Moon

Reference Information

DEEP #: 133
Greg #: 99a
STC/Wing #: 17050
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Classical Legend (Comedy)
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 38
Date of First Publication: 1591
Date of First Production: 1588 [Feb 2(?)]
Company of First Production: Children of Paul's (first)
Company Attribution: Children of Paul's (first)
Total Editions: 1 quarto, 1 duodecimo in collection

Title-Page Features

Title: ENDIMION, The Man in the Moone.
Performance: Playd before the Queenes Maiestie at Greenewich on Candlemas day at night, by the Chyldren of Paules.
Imprint: AT LONDON, Printed by I. Charlewood, for the widdowe Broome. 1591.

Paratextual Material

To the Reader: "The Printer to the Reader" [A2r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Charlewood, John
Publisher: Broome, Joan
Entries in Stationers' Register: Oct 4, 1591: Entered to Joan Broome: "Three Comedies plaied before her maiestie by the Children of Paules / thone Called. Endimion."
Aug 23, 1601: Transferred from Joan Broome decd. to George Potter: "Endimion".
Jan 9, 1628: Entered to Edward Blount (by order of a full court): "Endimion".