DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1600 Anonymous The Weakest Goeth to the Wall

Reference Information

DEEP #: 299
Greg #: 171a
STC/Wing #: 25144
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Pseudo-History
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 36
Date of First Publication: 1600
Date of First Production: 1600 [c.1595-1600]
Company of First Production: Oxford's Men
Company Attribution: Oxford's Men
Total Editions: 2 quartos

Title-Page Features

Title: THE WEAKEST goeth to the Wall.
Performance: As it hath bene sundry times plaide by the right honourable Earle of Oxenford, Lord great Chamberlaine of England his seruants.
Imprint: LONDON Printed by Thomas Creede, for Richard Oliue, dwelling in Long Lane. 1600.

Paratextual Material


Stationer Information

Printer: Creede, Thomas
Publisher: Oliffe, Richard
Imprint Location: E.9 (Smithfield - Long Lane)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Oct 23, 1600: Entered to Richard Oliffe: "a booke called, the weakest goethe to the walles".
Nov 6, 1615: Transferred from the widow of Richard Oliffe to Philip Knight: "The weakest to the wall."
Oct 18, 1617: Transferred from Philip Knight to Richard Hawkins: "theis two plaie bookes followinge viztt. ... the weakest goes to the wall".
May 29, 1638: Transferred from the widow of Richard Hawkins to Robert Mead and Christopher Meredith: "The weakest goes to the wall a play".
Jan 25, 1639: Transferred from Robert Mead and Christopher Meredith to William Leake (2): "The weakest goes to the wall a Play."