DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1608 Markham, Gervase; Machin, Lewis The Dumb Knight

Reference Information

DEEP #: 533
Greg #: 277a(*)
STC/Wing #: 17398
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 38
Date of First Publication: 1608
Date of First Production: 1608 [1607-1608]
Company of First Production: Children of the King's Revels
Company Attribution: Children of the King's Revels
Total Editions: 2 quartos
Variants: The title page exists in three states: Greg 277a(*) and Greg 277a(†) advertise "A historicall Comedy," do not list an author, and vary slightly in spelling and formatting; Greg 277a(cancel) advertises "A pleasant Comedy" and lists Markham as author. See also Greg 277a(cancel); 277a(†)

Title-Page Features

Title: The dumbe Knight. A historicall Comedy,
Performance: acted sundry times by the children of his Maiesties Reuels.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by Nicholas Okes, for Iohn Bache, and are to be sold at his shop in Popes-head Palace, neere to the Royall Exchange. 1608.

Paratextual Material

To the Reader: "To the vnderstanding Reader" signed "Lewes Machin" [A3r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Okes, Nicholas
Publisher: Bache, John
Imprint Location: O.11 (Royal Exchange - Pope's Head Alley)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Oct 6, 1608: Entered to John Bache: "A playe of the Dumbe knight".
Nov 19, 1610: Transferred from John Bache to Robert Wilson: "A play of the dumbe knte."