DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1594 Greene, Robert Friar Bacon and Friar Bongay

Reference Information

DEEP #: 185
Greg #: 121a
STC/Wing #: 12267
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 34
Date of First Publication: 1594
Date of First Production: 1589 [1586-1590]
Company of First Production: Queen Elizabeth's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Elizabeth's Men
Total Editions: 3 quartos

Title-Page Features

Title: THE HONORABLE HISTORIE of frier Bacon, and frier Bongay.
Author: Made by Robert Greene Maister of Arts.
Performance: As it was plaid by her Maiesties seruants.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed for Edward White, and are to be sold at his shop, at the little North dore of Poules, at the signe of the Gun. 1594.

Paratextual Material

Explicit: Finis Frier Bacon, made by Robert Greene, Maister of Arts. Omne tulit punctum qui miscuit vtile dulci. [I2r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Islip, Adam
Publisher: White, Edward (1)
Imprint Location: A.1 (Paul's Churchyard - Little North Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: May 14, 1594: Entered to Edward White (1) (replacing Adam Islip): "a booke entituled the Historye of ffryer Bacon and ffryer Boungaye".
Jun 29, 1624: Transferred from the widow of Edward White (2) to Edward Allde: "Fryer Bacon and freir Bungay."
Apr 22, 1640: Transferred from Elizabeth Allde decd. to Richard Oulton: "saluo Iure cuiuscunque ... ffrier Bacon & ffrier Bungey."