DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1615 Heywood, Thomas The Four Prentices of London

Reference Information

DEEP #: 631
Greg #: 333a
STC/Wing #: 13321
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Heroical Romance
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 44
Date of First Publication: 1615
Date of First Production: 1594
Company of First Production: Admiral's (Nottingham's) Men
Company Attribution: Queen Anne's Men
Total Editions: 2 quartos

Title-Page Features

Title: THE Foure Prentises of London. With the Conquest of Ierusalem.
Author: Written by THOMAS HEYWOOD.
Performance: As it hath bene diuerse times Acted, at the Red Bull, by the Queenes Maiesties Seruants.
Illustration: Woodcut on title page of four knights with pikes, with "EVST.", "GODFRY", "Charles", and "GVY" above
Imprint: Printed at London for I. W. 1615.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle" to: "the honest and hie-spirited Prentises the Readers"; from: Thomas Heywood [A2r]
Character List: "Drammatis Personæ" [A3v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Okes, Nicholas
Publisher: Wright, John (1)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jun 19, 1594: Entered to John Danter: "an enterlude entituled Godfrey of Bulloigne, wth the Conquest of Ierusalem". [The identification of this entry with this play is very uncertain].
Aug 2, 1630: Transferred from Nicholas Okes to John Okes: "4. london Prentises".