DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1594 Anonymous A Knack to Know a Knave

Reference Information

DEEP #: 168
Greg #: 115a
STC/Wing #: 15027
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 28
Black Letter: Yes
Date of First Publication: 1594
Date of First Production: 1592 [Jun 10]
Company of First Production: Derby's (Strange's) Men
Company Attribution: Derby's (Strange's) Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: A most pleasant and merie new Comedie, Intituled, A Knacke to knowe a Knaue. ... With KEMPS applauded Merrimentes of the men of Goteham, in receiuing the King into Goteham.
Performance: Newlie set foorth, as it hath sundrie tymes bene played by ED. ALLEN and his Companie.
Imprint: Imprinted at London by Richard Iones, dwelling at the signe of the Rose and Crowne, nere Holborne bridge. 1594.

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Stationer Information

Colophon: Imprinted at London, by Richard Ihones, and are to be sould, at the signe of the Rose and Crowne, nere to S. Andrewes Church in Holborne. 1594. [G4r]
Printer: [unknown]
Publisher: Jones, Richard
Imprint Location: V.2 (Holborn - Holborn Bridge)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jan 7, 1594: Entered to Richard Jones: "A commedie entitled a Knack to knowe a knave newlye sett fourth as it hath sundrye tymes ben plaid by Ned. Allen and his Companie wth kemps applauded Merymentes of the menn of Goteham."