DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1639 Shirley, James The Ball

Reference Information

DEEP #: 911
Greg #: 549a
STC/Wing #: 4995
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: 1639
Date of First Production: 1632 [licensed for stage, Nov 16]
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 { George Chapman, | and | James Shirly.
Performance: As it was presented by her Majesties Servants, and the private House in Drury Lane.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by Tho. Cotes, for Andrew Crooke, and William Cooke. 1639.

Paratextual Material

Character List: "The Persons of the Comedy" [A1v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Cotes, Thomas
Publisher: Cooke, William; Crooke, Andrew (1)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Oct 24, 1638: Entered to Andrew Crooke (1) and William Cooke: "a Booke called Phillip Chalbott Admirall of ffrance & the Ball. by Iames Shirley" (single fee).