DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1600 Shakespeare, William A Midsummer Night's Dream

Reference Information

DEEP #: 297
Greg #: 170a
STC/Wing #: 22302
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 32
Date of First Publication: 1600
Date of First Production: 1595 [1595-1596]
Company of First Production: Lord Chamberlain's (Hunsdon's) Men
Company Attribution: Lord Chamberlain's (Hunsdon's) Men
Total Editions: 2 quartos, 2 folios in collection

Title-Page Features

Title: A Midsommer nights dreame.
Author: Written by William Shakespeare.
Performance: As it hath beene sundry times publickely acted, by the Right honourable, the Lord Chamberlaine his seruants.
Imprint: Imprinted at London, for Thomas Fisher, and are to be soulde at his shoppe, at the Signe of the White Hart, in Fleetestreete. 1600.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Bradock, Richard
Publisher: Fisher, Thomas
Imprint Location: W.9 (Fleet St. - St. Dunstan's Church / Clifford's Inn)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Oct 8, 1600: Entered to Thomas Fisher: "A booke called A mydsommer nightes dreame".
Additional Notes: William Shakespeare: A Textual Companion dates the first production to 1595; Annals dates it to 1596.