DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1598 Anonymous Mucedorus (and Amadine)

Reference Information

DEEP #: 258
Greg #: 151a
STC/Wing #: 18230
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Romantic Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 24
Date of First Publication: 1598
Date of First Production: 1590 [1588-1598; revised 1610]
Company of First Production: Unknown
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 16 quartos

Title-Page Features

Title: A Most pleasant Comedie of Mucedorus the kings sonne of Valentia and Amadine the Kings daughter of Arragon, with the merie conceites of Mouse. ... Very delectable and full of mirth.
Performance: Newly set foorth, as it hath bin sundrie times plaide in the honorable Cittie of London.
Imprint: LONDON Printed for William Iones, dwelling at Holborne conduit, at the signe of the Gunne. 1598.

Paratextual Material

Character List: "Eight persons may easily play it" [A1v]

Stationer Information

Printer: [unknown]
Publisher: Jones, William (2)
Imprint Location: D.5 (Newgate Without - Holborn Conduit)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Sep 17, 1618: Transferred from the widow of William Jones (2) to John Wright (1): "The Comedy Called Mucedorus".
Jun 27, 1646: Transferred from John Wright (1) to Edward Wright: "The Comedie of Mucedorus."
Apr 4, 1655: Transferred from Edward Wright to William Gilbertson: "The Comedy called Mucedorus."
Jun 17, 1656: Transferred from William Gilbertson to Francis Coles: "the Comedie called Mucedorus".