DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1600 Dekker, Thomas Old Fortunatus

Reference Information

DEEP #: 283
Greg #: 162a
STC/Wing #: 6517
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 44
Black Letter: Yes
Date of First Publication: 1600
Date of First Production: 1599 [Nov 9-30, payment]
Company of First Production: Admiral's (Nottingham's) Men
Company Attribution: Admiral's (Nottingham's) Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: THE Pleasant Comedie of Old Fortunatus.
Performance: As it was plaied before the Queenes Maiestie this Christmas, by the Right Honourable the Earle of Nottingham, Lord high Admirall of England his Seruants.
Imprint: LONDON Printed by S. S. for William Aspley, dwelling in Paules Church-yard at the signe of the Tygers head. 1600.

Paratextual Material

Explicit: Tho. Dekker. [L3v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Stafford, Simon
Publisher: Aspley, William
Imprint Location: A.2 (Paul's Churchyard - Great North Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Feb 20, 1600: Entered to William Aspley: "A commedie called old Fortunatus in his newe lyuerie".