DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1629 Shirley, James The Wedding

Reference Information

DEEP #: 742
Greg #: 425a
STC/Wing #: 22460
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 44
Date of First Publication: 1629
Date of First Production: 1626
Company of First Production: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Total Editions: 3 quartos

Title-Page Features

Title: The Wedding.
Performance: As it was lately Acted by her Maiesties Seruants, at the Phenix in Drury Lane.
Latin Motto: [in single column] Horat.———Multaq; pars mei | Vitabit Libitinam———
Imprint: LONDON. Printed for Iohn Groue, and are to be sold at his shop at Furniualls Inne Gate in Holborne. 1629.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Epistle to: William Gowre (critic and poet); from: James Shirley [A3r]
Commendatory Verses: 6: by "Edmond Colles"; "Robert Haruey"; "Tho. May"; "Iohn Ford"; "William Habington" (2) [A3v]
Character List: "The Actors names" [A2v]
Actor List: part of "The Actors names" [A2v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Okes, Nicholas
Publisher: Grove, John
Imprint Location: V.8 (Holborn - Furnival's Inn)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Sep 25, 1637: Transferred from John Grove to William Leake (2): "these ffour Playes following (vizt.) The Wedding."