DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1607 Middleton, Thomas The Puritan, or The Widow of Watling Street

Reference Information

DEEP #: 489
Greg #: 251a
STC/Wing #: 21531
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: 1607
Date of First Production: 1606
Company of First Production: Children of Paul's (second)
Company Attribution: Children of Paul's (second)
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: THE PVRITAINE Or THE WIDDOW of Watling-streete.
Author: Written by W. S.
Performance: Acted by the Children of Paules.
Imprint: Imprinted at London by G. ELD. 1607.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Eld, George
Entries in Stationers' Register: Aug 6, 1607: Entered to George Eld: "a booke called the comedie of the Puritan Wydowe".
Additional Notes: Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture attributes the play to Middleton; Annals attributes it to Anonymous.