DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1592 Lyly, John Midas

Reference Information

DEEP #: 141
Greg #: 106a
STC/Wing #: 17083
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 30
Date of First Publication: 1592
Date of First Production: 1589
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: MIDAS.
Performance: PLAIED BEFORE THE QVEENES MAIESTIE VPON TWELFE DAY AT night, By the Children of Paules.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by Thomas Scarlet for I. B. and are to be sold in Paules Churchyard at the signe of the Bible. 1592.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Scarlet, Thomas
Publisher: Broome, Joan
Imprint Location: A.2 (Paul's Churchyard - Great North Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Oct 4, 1591: Entered to Joan Broome: "Three Comedies plaied before her maiestie by the Children of Paules / ... and theother, Midas."
Aug 23, 1601: Transferred from Joan Broome decd. to George Potter: "Mydas".
Jan 9, 1628: Entered to Edward Blount (by order of a full court): "Midas".