DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1657 Carlell, Lodowick The Fool Would Be a Favorite, or The Discreet Lover

Reference Information

DEEP #: 5170.01
Greg #: 779a
STC/Wing #: n/a
Record Type: Play in Collection
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragicomedy
Book Edition: n/a
Play Edition: 1
Format: Octavo
Leaves: 46
Date of First Publication: 1657
Date of First Production: 1637 [c.1625-1642]
Company of First Production: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 octavo in collection
In Collection: Two New Plays (1657)

Title-Page Features

Title: [A3r] THE FOOL Would be a FAVOURIT: Or, the DISCREET LOVER. A Trage-Comedy.
Author: Written by LODOWICK CARLELL, Gent.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed for Humphrey Moseley, and are to be sold at his shop, at the Prince's Armes in St. Pauls Church-yard. 1657.

Paratextual Material

Character List: "Drammatis Personæ" [A4r]

Stationer Information

Publisher: Moseley, Humphrey
Imprint Location: A.2 (Paul's Churchyard - Great North Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Sep 9, 1653: Entered to Humphrey Moseley: "the severall Playes following. ... The Discreet Louer, or the Foole would bee a Fauourite. by ... Lod: Carlel."