DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1616 Beaumont, Francis; Fletcher, John The Scornful Lady

Reference Information

DEEP #: 633
Greg #: 334a
STC/Wing #: 1686
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 36
Date of First Publication: 1616
Date of First Production: 1610 [1610-1616]
Company of First Production: Children of the Queen's Revels
Company Attribution: Children of the Queen's Revels
Total Editions: 8 quartos

Title-Page Features

Author: Written by FRA. BEAVMONT and IO. FLETCHER, Gent.
Performance: As it was Acted (with great applause) by the Children of Her Maiesties Reuels in the BLACKE FRYERS.
Imprint: LONDON Printed for Myles Partrich, and are to be sold at his Shop at the George neere St. Dunstons Church in Fleet-streete. 1616.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Beale, John
Publisher: Partrich, Miles
Imprint Location: W.9 (Fleet St. - St. Dunstan's Church / Clifford's Inn)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Mar 19, 1616: Entered to Miles Partrich: "A plaie called The scornefull ladie written by ffra. Beaumont & Io fflecher."
May 8, 1617: Transferred from Miles Partrich to Thomas Jones (2): "A play Called The Scornefull Lady by mr Beamont and mr fflesher".
Oct 24, 1633: Transferred from Thomas Jones (2) to Augustine Mathewes: "The scornefull Lady".
Jul 28, 1641: Transferred from Augustine Mathewes to John Raworth: "The Scornefull Lady a play".
Mar 4, 1647: Transferred from Ruth Raworth (widow of John Raworth) to Humphrey Moseley: "The Scornefull Lady."
Additional Notes: Lucy Munro dates the first production to c.1610 (Children of the Queen's Revels: A Jacobean Theatre Repertory, 176); Annals dates it to 1613 [1613-1616].