DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1634 Heywood, Thomas A Maidenhead Well Lost

Reference Information

DEEP #: 836
Greg #: 493a
STC/Wing #: 13357
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: 1634
Date of First Production: 1633 [c.1625-1634]
Company of First Production: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: A Pleasant Comedy, called A MAYDEN-HEAD WELL LOST.
Author: Written by THOMAS HEYWOOD.
Performance: As it hath beene publickly Acted at the Cocke-pit in Drury-lane, with much Applause: By her Maiesties Seruants.
Latin Motto: Aut prodesse solent, aut delectare.
Illustration: Woodcut on title page in two sections: at left, four men and a fool surround a table on which rests an open box containing a baby, while at right, a man and woman kiss
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by Nicholas Okes for Iohn Iackson and Francis Church, and are to be sold at the Kings Armes in Cheape-side. 1634.

Paratextual Material

To the Reader: "To the Reader" signed "Thomas Heywood" [A3r]
Character List: "Dramatis Personæ" [A4r]
Other Paratexts: The title-page woodcut appears again later in the book [H3r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Okes, Nicholas
Publisher: Church, Francis; Jackson, John (2)
Imprint Location: N.1 (Cheapside - Unlocated)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jun 25, 1634: Entered to Nicholas Okes: "a play called A Maidenhead well lost".