DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1620 Beaumont, Francis; Fletcher, John Philaster, or Love Lies a-Bleeding

Reference Information

DEEP #: 678
Greg #: 363a(†)
STC/Wing #: 1681.5
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragicomedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 36
Date of First Publication: 1620
Date of First Production: 1609 [May(?)]
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: King's Men
Total Editions: 7 quartos
Variants: The title page exists in two states, with slight differences: in Greg 363a(*), there is less space between the first and second lines, and "OR, | Loue" is printed in play title; in Greg 363a(†), there is more space between first and second lines, and "Or Loue" is printed in play title. See also Greg 363a(*)

Title-Page Features

Title: PHYLASTER. Or, Loue lyes a Bleeding.
Author: Written by { Francis Baymont | and | Iohn Fletcher. } Gent.
Performance: Acted at the Globe by his Maiesties Seruants.
Illustration: Woodcut on title page of a lady lying on a hill ("The Princes[s]"), a man with drawn sword ("A Cuntrie Gentellman"), and a man hiding in a forest ("Phielaster")
Imprint: Printed at London for Thomas Walkley, and are to be sold at his shop at the Eagle and Child, in Brittaines Bursse. 1620.

Paratextual Material

Character List: "The Actors Names" [A2v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Okes, Nicholas
Publisher: Walkley, Thomas
Imprint Location: X.10 (Westminster - Britain's Burse)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jan 10, 1620: Entered to Thomas Walkley: "A Play Called Philaster".
Mar 1, 1628: Transferred from Thomas Walkley to Richard Hawkins: "Philaster or love lies ableeding."
May 29, 1638: Transferred from the widow of Richard Hawkins to Robert Mead and Christopher Meredith: "Philaster or loue lies a bleeding. a play."
Jan 25, 1639: Transferred from Robert Mead and Christopher Meredith to William Leake (2): "Philaster or Loue lyes a bleeding. a play."