DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1637 Fletcher, John; Massinger, Philip The Elder Brother

Reference Information

DEEP #: 865
Greg #: 515a
STC/Wing #: 11066
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: 1637
Date of First Production: 1625(?)
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: King's Men
Total Editions: 3 quartos

Title-Page Features

Author: Written by Iohn Fletcher Gent.
Performance: Acted at the Blacke Friers, by his Maiesties Servants.
Imprint: Printed according to the true Copie. ... LONDON, Imprinted by F. K. for J. W. and J. B. 1637.

Paratextual Material

To the Reader: "Lectori" (couplet) [A2r]
Character List: "The Speakers of the Play" [A2r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Kingston, Felix
Publisher: Waterson, John; Benson, John
Entries in Stationers' Register: Mar 24, 1637: Entered to John Waterson and John Benson: "a Comedy called the Elder Brother written by Iohn ffletcher".
Oct 31, 1646: Transferred from John Benson to Humphrey Moseley (half): "these two Playes vizt. The Elder Brother. by mr Flesher. halfe".
Oct 31, 1646: Transferred from John Waterson to Humphrey Moseley (his part): "these Playes following (vizt) The Elder Brother his part ... by Mr fflesher".