DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1633 R., W. A Match at Midnight

Reference Information

DEEP #: 813
Greg #: 476a
STC/Wing #: 21421
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional; Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 36
Date of First Publication: 1633
Date of First Production: 1622 [1621-1623]
Company of First Production: Red Bull (Revels) Company (first)
Company Attribution: Children of the Queen's Revels
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: A MATCH AT MID-NIGHT. A Pleasant Comœdie:
Author: Written by W. R.
Performance: As it hath beene Acted by the Children of the Revells.
Imprint: LONDON: Printed by Aug. Mathewes, for William Sheares and are to be sold at his Shop in Brittaines Bursse. 1633.

Paratextual Material

Character List: "The Actors Names" [A2r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Mathewes, Augustine
Publisher: Sheares, William (1)
Imprint Location: X.10 (Westminster - Britain's Burse)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jan 15, 1633: Entered to William Sheares (1): "a Play called A Match at midnight."
Additional Notes: This play was likely performed by the Red Bull (Revels) Company, but the title page attribution seems to be to the Children of the Queen's Revels; DEEP therefore classifies it under both Adult Professional and Boys Professional.