DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1633 Marmion, Shackerley A Fine Companion

Reference Information

DEEP #: 818
Greg #: 481a
STC/Wing #: 17442
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 40
Date of First Publication: 1633
Date of First Production: 1633 [1632-1633]
Company of First Production: Prince Charles's Men (second)
Company Attribution: Prince Charles's Men (second)
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: A Fine Companion.
Author: Written by SHAKERLEY MARMYON.
Performance: Acted before the King and Queene at WHITE-HALL, And sundrie times with great applause at the private House in SALISBVRY Court, By the Prince his Servants.
Latin Motto: [in single column] —————— lectori credere mallem, | Quam spectatoris fastidia ferre superbi. Hor.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by Aug. Mathewes for Richard Meighen, next to the Middle Temple gate in Fleetstreet. 1633

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Epistle to: Ralph Dutton (father of Ralph Dutton, 1st Baronet; third cousin of Marmion); from: Shackerley Marmion [A2r]
Character List: "Dramatis Personæ" [A2v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Mathewes, Augustine
Publisher: Meighen, Richard
Imprint Location: W.13 (Fleet St. - Middle Temple)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jun 15, 1633: Entered to Richard Meighen: "a play called The fyne Companion. by Shackerley Marmyon".
Nov 7, 1646: Transferred from Mercy Meighen, the widow of Richard Meighen, to herself and George Bedell: "The ffine Companion. a play."