Folk Play Scripts Explorer

Working with a database of about 220 texts, the Scripts Explorer lets you:

  1. Find lines containing specified words or phrases
  2. View all the variants of a line
  3. See the line in the context of its script, or...
  4. Display the full script
  5. Output interactive Google Maps
  6. Plot outline distribution maps

Interactive Folk Play Atlas

Maps showing: Times of appearance, Actors' collective names, Play types, Coverage of collections, Script lines and characters, Text relations, Performance locations, and more...

Electronic ERD: An Index to English Folk Drama

Compiled by E.C.Cawte, A.Helm & N.Peacock

This guide lists over 1,500 places where English traditional plays were performed in Great Britain, Ireland, and overseas, and is backed up with a bibliography of over 800 references. It is an updated version of the seminal book English Ritual Drama (ERD), first published in 1967. It includes a new Introduction, and searching and mapping facilities.