DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1631 Shakespeare, William Love's Labor's Lost

Reference Information

DEEP #: 257
Greg #: 150c
STC/Wing #: 22295
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 2
Play Edition: 3
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 38
Date of First Publication: 1598
Date of First Production: 1595 [1594-1595]
Company of First Production: Lord Chamberlain's (Hunsdon's) Men
Company Attribution: King's Men
Total Editions: 2 quartos, 2 folios in collection

Title-Page Features

Title: Loues Labours lost. A WITTIE AND PLEASANT COMEDIE,
Performance: As it was Acted by his Maiesties Seruants at the Blacke-Friers and the Globe.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by W. S. for Iohn Smethwicke, and are to be sold at his Shop in Saint Dunstones Churchyard vnder the Diall. 1631.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Stansby, William
Publisher: Smethwick, John
Imprint Location: W.9 (Fleet St. - St. Dunstan's Church / Clifford's Inn)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jan 22, 1607: Transferred from Cuthbert Burby to Nicholas Ling: "Loues Labour Loste."
Nov 19, 1607: Transferred from Nicholas Ling to John Smethwick: "Loues labour Lost".
Aug 24, 1642: Transferred from John Smethwick decd. to Francis Smethwick: "salvo iure cuiuscunque ... Loues Labour lost."
Sep 14, 1642: Transferred from Francis Smethwick to Miles Flesher: "Loues labour lost."