DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1609 Jonson, Ben The Case Is Altered

Reference Information

DEEP #: 541
Greg #: 281a(i)
STC/Wing #: 14757
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: 1609
Date of First Production: 1597 [1597-1598; interpolations later]
Company of First Production: Unknown
Company Attribution: Children of the Queen's Revels
Total Editions: 1 quarto
Variants: There are two issues of this play. In the first issue, Greg 281a(i), the title page lists Sutton as publisher. The second issue lists a different play title and names Sutton and Barrenger as publishers; it exists in two states: Greg 281a(ii*) does not list an author, while Greg 281a(ii†) lists Jonson as author. See also Greg 281a(ii*); 281a(ii†)

Title-Page Features

Performance: As it hath beene sundry times Acted by the Children of the Blacke-friers.
Imprint: AT LONDON Printed for Bartholomew Sutton, dwelling in Paules Church-yard neere the great north doore of S. Paules Church. 1609.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Okes, Nicholas
Publisher: Sutton, Bartholomew
Imprint Location: A.2 (Paul's Churchyard - Great North Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jan 26, 1609: Entered to Henry Walley and Richard Bonian: "a booke called, The case is altered".
Jul 20, 1609: Entered to Henry Walley, Richard Bonian, and Bartholomew Sutton: "a booke called the case is altered which was Entred for .H. Walley & Ri. Bonyon the 26. of Ianuary Last."