DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1637 Shirley, James The Lady of Pleasure

Reference Information

DEEP #: 871
Greg #: 518a
STC/Wing #: 22448
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: 1635 [licensed for stage, Oct 15]
Company of First Production: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Author: Written by James Shirly.
Performance: As it was Acted by her Majesties Servants, at the private House in Drury Lane.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by Tho. Cotes, for Andrew Crooke, and William Cooke. 1637.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle" to: John Lovelace, 2nd Baron Lovelace (misnamed "Richard" in dedication); from: James Shirley [A2r]
Character List: "Persons of the Comedy" [A1v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Cotes, Thomas
Publisher: Cooke, William; Crooke, Andrew (1)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Apr 13, 1637: Entered to Andrew Crooke (1) and William Cooke: "two Playes called. The Lady of pleasure. ... by Iames Shirley."