DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1636 Davenant, William The Platonic Lovers

Reference Information

DEEP #: 854
Greg #: 506a
STC/Wing #: 6305
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: 1636
Date of First Production: 1635 [licensed for stage, Nov 16]
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: King's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: THE PLATONICK LOVERS. A Tragæcomedy.
Author: The Authour WILLIAM D'AVENANT, Servant to her Majestie.
Performance: Presented at the private House in the BLACK-FRYERS, By his Majesties Servants.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed for Richard Meighen, next to the Middle Temple in Fleetstreet. 1636.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Epistle to: Henry Jermyn (Earl of St. Albans); from: William Davenant [A2r]
Character List: "The Persons of the Play" [A3v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Mathewes, Augustine
Publisher: Meighen, Richard
Imprint Location: W.13 (Fleet St. - Middle Temple)
License: "This Play of The Platonick Lovers, may be Printed this 19. Ianuary. 1635. Henry Herbert" [A2v]
Entries in Stationers' Register: Feb 4, 1636: Entered to Richard Meighen: "a Play called the Platonicke Louers by Wm. Davenant."
Nov 7, 1646: Transferred from Mercy Meighen, the widow of Richard Meighen, to herself and George Bedell: "The Platonick Lovers. ... by mr Davenant."