DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1640 Glapthorne, Henry Wit in a Constable

Reference Information

DEEP #: 977
Greg #: 591a
STC/Wing #: 11914
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 34
Date of First Publication: 1640
Date of First Production: 1638 [1636-1638; revised 1639]
Company of First Production: Beeston's Boys
Company Attribution: Beeston's Boys
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: WIT IN A Constable. A Comedy written 1639.
Author: The Author HENRY GLAPTHORNE.
Performance: And now Printed as it was lately Acted at the Cock-pit in Drury lane, by their Majesties Servants, with good allowance.
Imprint: LONDON: Printed by Io. Okes, for F. C. 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: Thomas Wentworth (1st Earl of Strafford); from: Henry Glapthorne [A3r]
Character List: "The Persons in the Play" [A4v]

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 27, 1640: Entered to Francis Constable: "a Comedy called Witt in a Constable. 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. ... Witt in a Constable. a play ... by Hen: Glapthorne".