DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1640 Brome, Richard The Antipodes

Reference Information

DEEP #: 969
Greg #: 586a
STC/Wing #: 3818
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 44
Date of First Publication: 1640
Date of First Production: 1638 [1636-1638]
Company of First Production: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Author: The Author Richard Brome.
Performance: Acted in the yeare 1638. by the Queenes Majesties Servants, at Salisbury Court in Fleet-street.
Latin Motto: Hic totus volo rideat Libellus. Mart.
Imprint: LONDON: Printed by J. Okes, for Francis Constable, and are to be sold at his shops in Kings-street at the signe of the Goat, and in Westminster-hall. 1640.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle Dedicatory" to: William Seymour, 1st Marquess of Hertford (2nd Duke of Somerset); from: Richard Brome [A2r]
Commendatory Verses: 2: by "C. G." [A3r]; by "Rob. Chamberlain" [var.: "R. C."] [A4r]
To the Reader: "Courteous Reader" signed "Ri. Brome" [L4v]
Character List: "The Persons in the Play" [A4v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Okes, John
Publisher: Constable, Francis
Imprint Location: X.16 (Westminster - King St.); X.17 (Westminster - Westminster Hall)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Mar 19, 1640: Entered to Francis Constable: "three Playes called. ... The Antipodes."
Feb 17, 1648: Transferred from the administrator and administratrixes of Alice Constable decd., the widow of Francis Constable, to Richard Thrale: "Saluo iure cuiusque. ... The Antipodes. a play."