Folk Play Distribution Map: Please you all

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Folk Play Distribution Map: Please you all
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Key Variant Std.ID
blue I can play the fool as well as them all 1412
red I will do my best to please you all 1410
aqua I've brought my [musical instrument] to please you all 1416
lime I'll play a tune to please you all 1415
fuchsia I think myself best man amongst you all 1417
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This map derives from a map published by Mike Preston (2002), and worked up using data from the Historical Database of Folk Play Scripts (Millington, 1994-2006).

Peter Millington


Peter Millington (1994-2006) Historical Database of Folk Play Scripts
Internet URL:, 1999-2006, accessed 27th Jun.2009

Michael Preston (2003) Reading Chapbooks Closely: Gleaning Evidence about their Composition, History, and Relationship to Oral Traditions
in: Folk Drama Studies Today: The International Traditional Drama Conference 2002, ed. by E.Cass & P.Millington
Sheffield, Traditional Drama Research Group, 2003, ISBN 0-9508152-3-3, pp.133-176     [PDF Download - 3.02MB]

This map was generated from the Folk Play Scripts Explorer.
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