DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1599 Greene, Robert (?) George a Green, the Pinner of Wakefield

Reference Information

DEEP #: 277
Greg #: 158a
STC/Wing #: 12212
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Romantic Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 26
Date of First Publication: 1599
Date of First Production: 1590 [1587-1591]
Company of First Production: Sussex's Men
Company Attribution: Sussex's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: A PLEASANT CONCEYTED COmedie of George a Greene, the Pinner of Wakefield.
Performance: As it was sundry times acted by the seruants of the right Honourable the Earle of Sussex.
Imprint: Imprinted at London by Simon Stafford, for Cuthbert Burby: And are to be sold at his shop neere the Royall Exchange. 1599.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Stafford, Simon
Publisher: Burby, Cuthbert
Imprint Location: O.8 (Royal Exchange - South Entrance)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Apr 1, 1595: Entered to Curthbert Burby: "an Enterlude called the Pynder of Wakefeild".
Oct 16, 1609: Transferred from the widow of Cuthbert Burby to William Welby (any indirect dealing to render entrance void): "pynner of wakefeild".
Mar 2, 1618: Transferred from William Welby to Thomas Snodham: "Pinder of Wakefield. play.".
Feb 23, 1626: Transferred from the widow of Thomas Snodham to William Stansby: "Pinder of Wakefeild, playe".
Mar 4, 1639: Transferred from William Stansby decd. (with consent of his widow) to Richard Bishop: "saluo Iure cuiuscunque ... Pindar of wakefeild. a play."