DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1607 Sharpham, Edward Cupid's Whirligig

Reference Information

DEEP #: 478
Greg #: 247a
STC/Wing #: 22380
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 42
Date of First Publication: 1607
Date of First Production: 1607
Company of First Production: Children of the King's Revels
Company Attribution: Children of the King's Revels
Total Editions: 4 quartos

Title-Page Features

Title: CVPIDS Whirligig.
Performance: As it hath bene sundry times Acted by the Children of the Kings Majesties Reuels.
Imprint: LONDON. Imprinted by E. Allde, and are to bee solde by Arthur Iohnson, at the signe of the white Horse, nere the great North doore of Saint Paules Church. 1607.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Epistle to: Robert Hayman (colonist and poet); from: Edward Sharpham [A2r]
Character List: "The Actors names" [A1v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Allde, Edward
Publisher: Johnson, Arthur
Imprint Location: A.2 (Paul's Churchyard - Great North Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jun 29, 1607: Entered to John Busby (1) and Arthur Johnson: "A Comedie called Cupids Whirlegigge".
Jan 29, 1630: Transferred from Arthur Johnson to Richard Meighen: "Cupids Whirlegig".
Nov 7, 1646: Transferred from Mercy Meighen, the widow of Richard Meighen, to herself and George Bedell: "Cupids whirligig a play."