DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1611 Dekker, Thomas; Middleton, Thomas The Roaring Girl, or Moll Cutpurse

Reference Information

DEEP #: 574
Greg #: 298a
STC/Wing #: 17908
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 48
Date of First Publication: 1611
Date of First Production: 1611
Company of First Production: Prince Henry's Men
Company Attribution: Prince Henry's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: The Roaring Girle. OR Moll Cut-Purse.
Author: Written by T. Middleton and T. Dekkar.
Performance: As it hath lately beene Acted on the Fortune-stage by the Prince his Players.
Illustration: Woodcut of Moll on title page, with label printed sideways on left: "My case is alter'd, I must worke for my liuing."
Imprint: Printed at London for Thomas Archer, and are to be sold at his shop in Popes head-pallace, neere the Royall Exchange. 1611.

Paratextual Material

To the Reader: "To the Comicke, Play-readers, Venery, and Laughter" signed "Thomas Middleton" [A3r]
Character List: "Dramatis Personæ" [var.: "Drammatis"] [A4v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Okes, Nicholas
Publisher: Archer, Thomas
Imprint Location: O.11 (Royal Exchange - Pope's Head Alley)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Feb 10(?), 1631: Transferred from Thomas Archer to Hugh Perry: "The Roareinge girle".