DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1632 Shirley, James Changes, or Love in a Maze

Reference Information

DEEP #: 792
Greg #: 462a
STC/Wing #: 22437
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 38
Date of First Publication: 1632
Date of First Production: 1632 [licensed for stage, Jan 10]
Company of First Production: King's Revels Company
Company Attribution: King's Revels Company
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: CHANGES: OR, Love in a Maze. A COMEDIE,
Author: Written by IAMES SHIRLEY, Gent.
Performance: As it was presented at the Private House in Salisbury Court, by the Company of His Majesties Revels.
Latin Motto: [in single column] ——————Deserta per avia dulcis | Raptat Amor.——————
Imprint: LONDON: Printed by G. P. for William Cooke, and are to be sold at his shop neere Furnivals Inne gate in Holborne, 1632.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle Dedicatory" (in verse) to: Lady Dorothy (Devereux) Shirley (later married name of "Stafford") (literary patron and poet); from: James Shirley [A3r]
Character List: "The Actors names" [A4v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Purslowe, George
Publisher: Cooke, William
Imprint Location: V.8 (Holborn - Furnival's Inn)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Feb 9, 1632: Entered to William Cooke: "a Comedy called the Changes or Loue in a Maze by mr Sherley".