DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1606 Chapman, George Monsieur D'Olive

Reference Information

DEEP #: 446
Greg #: 236a(*1, †2)
STC/Wing #: 4983
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 32
Date of First Publication: 1606
Date of First Production: 1605
Company of First Production: Children of the Queen's Revels
Company Attribution: Children of the Queen's Revels
Total Editions: 1 quarto (bibliographically independent and in collection)
Variants: There are two main groups of variant states in this edition, one affecting the title page and the other leaf H4. The title page exists in three states: Greg 236a(*1) and Greg 236a(†1) vary in the use of italics in their performance attributions, while Greg 236a(*1) also contains variant spellings of the author's name and the bookshop location. Leaf H4 exists in two states: in Greg 236a(*2), H4r is blank, while Greg 236a(†2) contains a list of "Actors" on H4r. The title page and leaf H4 variants occur independently of each other and thus, in individual copies of the edition, can be found mixed together in different combinations. Greg 236a(*1, †2) was also issued in the 1652 Chapman collection (Wing C1940A). See also Greg 236a(*1, *2); 236a(†1, *2); 236a(†1, †2)

Title-Page Features

Title: MONSIEVR D'OLIVE. A Comedie,
Author: By George Chapman. [var.: "Geo. Chapmon."]
Performance: as it was sundrie times acted by her Maiesties children at the Blacke-Friers.
Imprint: LONDON Printed by T. C. for William Holmes, and are to be sold at his Shop in Saint Dun-stons Church-yard in Fleete-streete, 1606. [var.: "Dun-Stons"; "Fleete streete,"]

Paratextual Material

Character List: "Actors" [H4r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Creede, Thomas
Publisher: Holme, William (3)
Imprint Location: W.9 (Fleet St. - St. Dunstan's Church / Clifford's Inn)
Entries in Stationers' Register: None