DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1630 Middleton, Thomas A Chaste Maid in Cheapside

Reference Information

DEEP #: 753
Greg #: 433a
STC/Wing #: 17877
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 38
Date of First Publication: 1630
Date of First Production: 1613
Company of First Production: Lady Elizabeth's Men
Company Attribution: Lady Elizabeth's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: A CHAST MAYD JN CHEAPE-SIDE. A Pleasnt conceited Comedy
Performance: As it hath beene often acted at the Swan on the Banke-side, by the Lady ELIZABETH her Seruants.
Imprint: neuer before printed. ... LONDON, Printed for Francis Constable dwelling at the signe of the Crane in Pauls Church-yard. 1630.

Paratextual Material

Character List: "The Names of the principall Persons" [A2v]

Stationer Information

Printer: [unknown]
Publisher: Constable, Francis
Imprint Location: A.3 (Paul's Churchyard - Northeast)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Apr 8, 1630: Entered to Francis Constable: "A play called The Chast Mayd [of Chepeside added]".
Feb 17, 1648: Transferred from the administrator and administratrixes of Alice Constable decd., the widow of Francis Constable, to Richard Thrale: "Saluo iure cuiusque. ... The Chast Maide of Cheapside a play."
Additional Notes: Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture dates the first production to Spring 1613; Annals dates it to 1613 [Mar-Aug(?)].