DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1640 Glapthorne, Henry The Ladies' Privilege (The Lady's Privilege)

Reference Information

DEEP #: 976
Greg #: 590a
STC/Wing #: 11910
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragicomedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 34
Date of First Publication: 1640
Date of First Production: 1637 [1637-1640]
Company of First Production: Beeston's Boys
Company Attribution: Beeston's Boys
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: THE LADIES Priviledge.
Author: The AUTHOR Henry Glapthorne.
Performance: As it was Acted with good allowance at the Cock-pit in Drury-lane, And before their Majesties at White-Hall twice. By their MAIESTIES Servants.
Latin Motto: Militat omnis amans, et habet sua castra Cupido.
Imprint: Imprinted at London 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: Frederick Cornwallis (1st Baron Cornwallis); from: Henry Glapthorne [A2r]
Character List: "The Persons" [A3r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Okes, John
Publisher: Constable, Francis
Imprint Location: X.17 (Westminster - Westminster Hall); X.16 (Westminster - King St.)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Apr 4, 1640: Entered to Francis Constable: "a Play called The Ladies Priuiledge. by Hen: Glapthorne".
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 Ladies priviledge a play ... by Hen: Glapthorne".