DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1598 Chapman, George The Blind Beggar of Alexandria (Irus)

Reference Information

DEEP #: 249
Greg #: 146a
STC/Wing #: 4965
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 24
Date of First Publication: 1598
Date of First Production: 1596 [Feb 12]
Company of First Production: Admiral's (Nottingham's) Men
Company Attribution: Admiral's (Nottingham's) Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto (bibliographically independent and in collection)

Title-Page Features

Title: THE BLINDE begger of Alexandria, most pleasantly discoursing his variable humours in disguised shapes full of conceite and pleasure.
Author: By George Chapman: Gentleman.
Performance: As it hath beene sundry times publickly acted in London. by the right honorable the Earle of Nottingham, Lord high Admirall his seruantes.
Imprint: Imprinted at London for William Iones, dwelling at the signe of the Gun, neere Holburne Conduict. 1598.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Roberts, James
Publisher: Jones, William (2)
Imprint Location: D.5 (Newgate Without - Holborn Conduit)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Aug 15(?), 1598: Entered to William Jones (2): "a booke intituled, The blynde beggar of Alexandrya./ vppon Condicion thatt yt belonge to noe other man".