DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1612 Field, Nathan A Woman Is a Weathercock

Reference Information

DEEP #: 575
Greg #: 299a
STC/Wing #: 10854
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 34
Date of First Publication: 1612
Date of First Production: 1609 [1609-1610]
Company of First Production: Children of the Queen's Revels
Company Attribution: Children of the Queen's Revels
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: A Woman is a Weather-cocke. A New Comedy,
Author: Written by NAT: FIELD.
Performance: As it was acted before the King in WHITE-HALL. And diuers times Priuately at the White-Friers, By the Children of her Maiesties Reuels.
Latin Motto: Si natura negat faciat Indagnatio versnm.
Imprint: Printed at London, for Iohn Budge, and are to be sold at the gteat South doore of Panles, and at Brittaines Bursse. 1612.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Epistle to: "any Woman that hath beene no Weather-Cocke"; from: Nathan Field [A3r]
Commendatory Verses: 1: by "George Chapman" [A4r]
To the Reader: "To the Reader" signed "N. F." (Nathan Field) [A3v]
Character List: "Dramatis personæ" [A2r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Jaggard, William
Publisher: Budge, John
Imprint Location: X.10 (Westminster - Britain's Burse); A.8 (Paul's Churchyard - Great South Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Nov 23, 1611: Entered to John Budge: "A booke called, A woman is a weathercocke, beinge a Comedye".
Sep 4, 1626: Transferred from John Budge decd. to Robert Allott: "A woman is a weathercocke."
Jul 1, 1637: Transferred from the widow of Robert Allott to John Legat (2) and Andrew Crooke (1): "saluo Iure cuiuscunque ... A woman is a Weather cocke. a Play."