Chronology of the Middleton Canon

The following chronology summarizes the conclusions reached by the editors of the Oxford Middleton. For more information, including the evidence for these conclusions, see Companion, pp. 331-443. The abbreviated titles given below are the abbreviations used throughout the edition, and identified with asterisks in the Tables of Contents.

Solomon, 1597
Microcynicon, 1599
Ghost, 1600
Penniless Parliament, 1601
[Caesar’s Fall], May 1602
[Chester Tragedy], October-November 1602
[Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay], December 1602
Phoenix, 1603-4
Gravesend, Late 1603
Hubburd, Early January 1604
Meeting, January-February 1604
Plato, March 1604
Magnificent, 1603-4
Patient Man, March-September 1604
Michaelmas, November-December 1604
Trick, Spring 1605
Mad World, Summer 1605
Yorkshire, 1605
Timon, 1605-6
[Viper and her Brood], Spring 1606
Puritan, Mid-1606
Revenger, Late 1606
Five Gallants, 1607
Banquet, 1608-9
Sherley, Spring 1609
Two Gates, 1609
Roaring Girl, Spring 1611
No Wit, Summer 1611
Lady, Autumn 1611
Chaste Maid, Spring 1613
His Lordship’s Entertainment, September 1613
Truth, October 1613
Weapons, Late 1613
Cupids, January 1614
Dissemblers, 1614
Widow, Winter 1615-16
Witch, Mid-1616
Macbeth, Autumn 1616
Civitatis, October 1616
Quarrel, Late 1616
Industry, October 1617
Owl, January 1618
Peacemaker, July 1618
Heroes, January 1619
“Burbage,” March 1619
Old Law, 1618-19
Antiquity, October 1619
Tennis, February-April 1620
Entertainments, April 1620-April 1621
Hengist, June-December 1620
Women Beware, Summer 1621
“Bolles,” September 1621
Measure, October 1621
Aries, October 1621
Quiet Life, Late 1621
Invention, April 1622
Changeling, May 1622
Valour, September 1622
Virtue, October 1622
“St. James,” January 1623
Gypsy, July 1623
Integrity, October 1623
“Malfi,” November 1623
Annales, 1620-3?
Game, May-August 1624
“To the King,” Autumn 1624
“Hammond,” December 1624
“Picture,” Spring 1625
[Charles I], December 1625-April 1626
Prosperity, October 1626
Farrago, 1626-7
[Conqueror’s Custom], undated
[Puritan Maid], undated
[Right Woman], undated