DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1631 Shirley, James The School of Compliment (Love Tricks)

Reference Information

DEEP #: 765
Greg #: 441a
STC/Wing #: 22456
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 42
Date of First Publication: 1631
Date of First Production: 1625 [licensed for stage, Feb 11]
Company of First Production: Lady Elizabeth's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Total Editions: 2 quartos

Title-Page Features

Author: By J. S.
Performance: AS IT WAS ACTED by her Maiesties Seruants at the Priuate house in Drury Lane.
Latin Motto: —————Hæc placuit semel.——
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by E. A. for Francis Constable, and are to be sold at his shop in Pauls Church-yard, at the signe of the Crane. 1631.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle Dedicatory" to: William Tresham (2nd Baronet?); from: James Shirley [A2r]
Character List: "Drammatis Personæ" [B1v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Allde, Elizabeth
Publisher: Constable, Francis
Imprint Location: A.3 (Paul's Churchyard - Northeast)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Feb 25, 1631: Entered to Francis Constable: "The Schoole of Compliment by Iames Shirley:".