DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1607 Middleton, Thomas Michaelmas Term

Reference Information

DEEP #: 466
Greg #: 244a
STC/Wing #: 17890
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 36
Date of First Publication: 1607
Date of First Production: 1604 [1604-1606]
Company of First Production: Children of Paul's (second)
Company Attribution: Children of Paul's (second)
Total Editions: 2 quartos

Title-Page Features

Title: MICHAELMAS Terme.
Performance: AS IT HATH BEEN SVNdry times acted by the Children of Paules.
Imprint: AT LONDON, Printed for A. I. and are to be sould at the signe of the white horse in Paules Churchyard. An. 1607.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Allde, Edward; Purfoot, Thomas (2)
Publisher: Johnson, Arthur
Imprint Location: A.2 (Paul's Churchyard - Great North Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: May 15, 1607: Entered to Arthur Johnson: "A Comedy called Mychaelmas terme".
Jan 29, 1630: Transferred from Arthur Johnson to Richard Meighen: "Michalmas terme."
Nov 7, 1646: Transferred from Mercy Meighen, the widow of Richard Meighen, to herself and George Bedell: "Michaelmus Terme a play."
Additional Notes: Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture dates the first production to November-December 1604; Annals dates it to 1606 [1604-1606].