DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1633 Shirley, James The Witty Fair One

Reference Information

DEEP #: 814
Greg #: 477a
STC/Wing #: 22462
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 36
Date of First Publication: 1633
Date of First Production: 1628 [licensed for stage, Oct 3]
Company of First Production: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Performance: As it was presented at the Private House in DRVRY Lane. By her Maiesties Servants.
Latin Motto: [in single column] HOR. SERM. lib. I. | Men' moveat cimex Pantiluis? aut crucier, quod | Vellicet absentem Demetriùs? | ———— Demetri, teque Tigelli | Discipulorum inter iubeo plorare Cathedras. [var.: "Pantilvis?"]
Imprint: LONDON Printed by B. A. and T. F. for WIL. COOKE, and are to be sold at his shop, neere Furnivals-Jnne Gate, in Holborne. 1633.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Epistle to: Edward Bushell (equerry); from: James Shirley [A2r]
Character List: "Dramatis Personæ" [A2v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Alsop, Bernard; Fawcet, Thomas
Publisher: Cooke, William
Imprint Location: V.8 (Holborn - Furnival's Inn)
License: "This Play, called The Witty Faire One, as it was Acted on the Stage, may be Printed, this 14. of Ianuary. 1632. Henry Herbert" [K2r]
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jan 15, 1633: Entered to William Cooke: "a Play called The witty faire one by Ia: Shirley".