DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1606 Marston, John Parasitaster, or The Fawn

Reference Information

DEEP #: 427
Greg #: 230b
STC/Wing #: 17484
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 2
Play Edition: 2
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 36
Date of First Publication: 1606
Date of First Production: 1604
Company of First Production: Children of the Queen's Revels
Company Attribution: Children of the Queen's Revels;Children of Paul's (second)
Total Editions: 1 quarto (bibliographically independent and in collection), 1 quarto, 1 octavo in collection

Title-Page Features

Author: Written BY IOHN MARSTON. And now corrected of many faults, which by reason of the Authors absence, were let slip in the first edition.
Performance: AS IT HATH BEEN DIVERS TIMES PREsented at the blacke Friars, by the Children of the Queenes Maiesties Reuels, and since at Powles.
Imprint: AT LONDON Printed by T. P. for W. C. 1606.

Paratextual Material

To the Reader: "To my equall Reader" signed "Io: Marston" [A2r]
Character List: "Interlocutores" [A3v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Purfoot, Thomas (2)
Publisher: Cotton, William
Entries in Stationers' Register: Mar 12, 1606: Entered to William Cotton: "A playe called the ffaune provided that he shall not put the same in prynte before he gett yt alowed by lawfull aucthoritie".
Feb 16, 1617: Transferred from William Cotton decd. to William Barrett: "The Fawne".
Apr 3, 1626: Transferred from the widow of William Barrett to John Parker: "The Fawne".
Sep 4, 1638: Transferred from John Parker to John Haviland and John Wright (1): "Saluo Iure cuiuscunque. ... The ffawne. a play."