DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1658 Brome, Richard The Lovesick Court, or The Ambitious Politic

Reference Information

DEEP #: 5182.03
Greg #: 807a
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: 42 1/2
Date of First Publication: 1658
Date of First Production: 1639 [c.1632-1640]
Company of First Production: Unknown
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 octavo in collection
In Collection: Five New Plays (1659)

Title-Page Features

Title: [F6r] THE Love-sick Court. OR THE Ambitious Politique. A COMEDY
Author: Written by Richard Brome.
Latin Motto: [in single column] Nil mea, ceu mos est, commendes carmina curo | Se nisi comendent carmina despereant.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by J. T. for A. C. and are to be sold by Henry Broom, at the Gun in Ivie-lane, 1658.

Paratextual Material

Character List: "Drammatis Personæ" [F7v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Taylor, John
Publisher: Crooke, Andrew (1)
Bookseller: Brome, Henry
Imprint Location: C.3 (Newgate Within - Ivy Lane)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Aug 4, 1640: Entered to Andrew Crooke (1): "six Playes vizt. ... The love sick Cort. ... by Mr. Rich: Broome".
Additional Notes: A play with the title Love Sick Courtier was licensed by Henry Herbert for Queen Henrietta Maria's Men at the Salisbury Court theater in 1638, which may have been this play (N. W. Bawcutt, ed., The Control and Censorship of Caroline Drama [Oxford: Clarendon, 1996], 202).