DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1595 Peele, George The Old Wives Tale

Reference Information

DEEP #: 211
Greg #: 137a
STC/Wing #: 19545
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Romance
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 24
Date of First Publication: 1595
Date of First Production: 1590 [c.1588-1594]
Company of First Production: Queen Elizabeth's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Elizabeth's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: THE Old Wiues Tale. A pleasant conceited Comedie,
Author: Written by G. P.
Performance: played by the Queenes Maiesties players.
Imprint: Printed at London by Iohn Danter, and are to be sold by Raph Hancocke, and Iohn Hardie. 1595.

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Stationer Information

Colophon: Printed at London by Iohn Danter, for Raph Hancocke, and Iohn Hardie, and are to be solde at the shop ouer against Saint Giles his Church without Criplegate. 1595. [F3v]
Printer: Danter, John
Bookseller: Hancock, Ralph; Hardy, John
Imprint Location: I.4 (Cripplegate Without - St. Giles's Church)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Apr 16, 1595: Entered to Ralph Hancock: "a booke or interlude intituled a pleasant Conceipte called the owlde wifes tale".