DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1607 Sharpham, Edward The Fleer

Reference Information

DEEP #: 495
Greg #: 255a
STC/Wing #: 22384
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 30
Date of First Publication: 1607
Date of First Production: 1606
Company of First Production: Children of the Queen's Revels
Company Attribution: Children of the Queen's Revels
Total Editions: 4 quartos

Title-Page Features

Author: Written by Edward Sharpham of the Middle Temple, Gentleman.
Performance: As it hath beene often played in the Blacke-Fryers by the Children os the Reuells.
Imprint: AT LONDON, Printed and are to be solde by F. B. in Paules-Church-yard, at the signe of the Flower de Lnce and the Crowne. 1607.

Paratextual Material

To the Reader: "To the Reader and Hearer" (unsigned, from the stationer) [A2r, mis-signed A3]

Stationer Information

Printer: Allde, Edward
Publisher: Burton, Francis
Imprint Location: A.2 (Paul's Churchyard - Great North Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: May 13, 1606: Entered to John Trundle and John Busby (1): "A Comedie called The Fleare. provided that they are not to printe yt tell the bringe good aucthoritie and licence for the doinge thereof".
Nov 21, 1606: Transferred from John Trundle to John Busby (1) and Arthur Johnson: "A Comedie Called the ffleare".