DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1607 Middleton, Thomas The Phoenix

Reference Information

DEEP #: 464
Greg #: 243a
STC/Wing #: 17892
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 38
Date of First Publication: 1607
Date of First Production: 1603 [1603-1604]
Company of First Production: Children of Paul's (second)
Company Attribution: Children of Paul's (second)
Total Editions: 2 quartos

Title-Page Features

Performance: AS It hath beene sundry times Acted by the Children of Paules, And presented before his Maiestie.
Imprint: LONDON Printed by E. A. for A, I, and are to be solde at the signe of the white horse in Paules-Church-yard. 1607

Paratextual Material


Stationer Information

Printer: Allde, Edward
Publisher: Johnson, Arthur
Imprint Location: A.2 (Paul's Churchyard - Great North Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: May 9, 1607: Entered to Arthur Johnson: "A Booke called the Phenix".
Jan 29, 1630: Transferred from Arthur Johnson to Richard Meighen: "The Phenix."
Nov 7, 1646: Transferred from Mercy Meighen, the widow of Richard Meighen, to herself and George Bedell: "The Phenix a play."
Additional Notes: Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture dates the first production to 1603-1604; Annals dates it to 1604 [1603-1604].