DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1612 Chapman, George The Widow's Tears

Reference Information

DEEP #: 577
Greg #: 301a
STC/Wing #: 4994
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 40
Date of First Publication: 1612
Date of First Production: 1604 [1604-1605]
Company of First Production: Children of the Queen's Revels
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: THE Widdowes Teares A Comedie.
Author: Written by GEOR. CHAP.
Performance: As it was often presented in the blacke and white Friers.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed for Iohn Browne, and are to be sold at his shop in Fleet-street in Saint Dunstanes Church-yard. 1612.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Epistle to: John Reed (of Mitton); from: George Chapman [A2r]
Character List: "The Actors" [A2v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Stansby, William
Publisher: Browne, John (1)
Imprint Location: W.9 (Fleet St. - St. Dunstan's Church / Clifford's Inn)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Apr 17, 1612: Entered to John Browne (1): "Two play bookes, ... thother called, The wydowes teares, being a Comedy, bothe written by Geo: Chapman".
Jun 11, 1659: Transferred from Richard Marriot to Humphrey Moseley (in whole or part): "The Widdowes Teares a Comedy by Geo: Chapman."