DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1606 Anonymous Wily Beguiled

Reference Information

DEEP #: 434
Greg #: 234a
STC/Wing #: 25818
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 40
Date of First Publication: 1606
Date of First Production: 1602 [1601-1602]
Company of First Production: Children of Paul's (second)
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 7 quartos

Title-Page Features

Performance: The Chiefe Actors be these: A poore Scholler, a rich Foole, and a Knaue at a shifte.
Imprint: AT LONDON, Printed by H. L. for CLEMENT KNIGHT: and are to be solde at his Shop, in Paules Church-yard, at the signe of the Holy Lambe. 1606.

Paratextual Material

Character List: names of characters [A2r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Lownes, Humphrey (1)
Publisher: Knight, Clement
Imprint Location: A.6 (Paul's Churchyard - East)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Nov 12, 1606: Entered to Clement Knight: "A booke called. Wylie beguilde. &c".
Oct 12, 1629: Transferred from Clement Knight to Thomas Knight: "Wilie beguld".
Mar 8, 1636: Transferred from Thomas Knight to Thomas Alchorn: "Wyly beguyly".
Mar 23, 1639: Transferred from Thomas Alchorn to Thomas Knight (reassigned): "Wyly beguyly."