DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1601 Lyly, John Love's Metamorphosis

Reference Information

DEEP #: 317
Greg #: 178a
STC/Wing #: 17082
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Pastoral
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 24
Date of First Publication: 1601
Date of First Production: 1590 [c.1588-1590]
Company of First Production: Children of Paul's (first)
Company Attribution: Children of Paul's (first); Children of the Chapel (second)
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: LOVES METAMORPHOSIS. A Wittie and Courtly Pastorall,
Author: WRITTEN BY Mr. Iohn Lyllie.
Performance: First playd by the Children of Paules, and now by the Children of the Chappell.
Imprint: LONDON Printed for William Wood, dwelling at the West end of Paules, at the signe of Time. 1601.

Paratextual Material


Stationer Information

Printer: Stafford, Simon
Publisher: Wood, William
Imprint Location: A.10 (Paul's Churchyard - West)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Nov 25, 1600: Entered to William Wood: "A booke Called Loves metamorphesis wrytten by mr Iohn Lylly and playd by the Children of Paules".