DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1592 Lyly, John Gallathea

Reference Information

DEEP #: 140
Greg #: 105a
STC/Wing #: 17080
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: 1592
Date of First Production: 1585 [1583-1585]
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: Gallathea.
Performance: As it was playde before the Queenes Maiestie at Greene-wiche, on Newyeeres day at Night. By the Chyldren of Paules.
Imprint: AT LONDON, Printed by Iohn Charlwoode for the Widdow Broome. 1592.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Charlewood, John
Publisher: Broome, Joan
Entries in Stationers' Register: Apr 1, 1585: Entered to Gabriel Cawood (no fee): "A Commoedie of Titirus and Galathea".
Oct 4, 1591: Entered to Joan Broome: "Three Comedies plaied before her maiestie by the Children of Paules / ... Thother. Galathea".
Aug 23, 1601: Transferred from Joan Broome decd. to George Potter: "Galathea".
Jan 9, 1628: Entered to Edward Blount (by order of a full court): "Galathra:".