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Folk Play Distribution Map: I am a doctor pure and good / And with my skill I can staunch his blood

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Key Earliest Example of Variant Approx.Date
blue I am a doctor, a doctor good 1780
aqua And with my hand I'll stop the blood 1780
green I am a doctor pure and good 1803-1818
lime And with my sword can staunch his blood 1803-1818
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1. Omit known composite scripts prepared by literary authors
 
2. Omit chapbooks, broadsides & commercial texts

Commentary

This map is an improved version of one that appeared in my PhD thesis (Millington, 2002, p.268, Map 8). In this version, generated by the Scripts Explorer, the markers coloured, whereas the original map was in monochrome. The scripts database has also grown slightly since 2002 (Millington, 1994-2006).

It was one of two maps used to illustrate an apparent relationship between scripts of the Cotswold and Irish groups.

Peter Millington

References

Peter Millington (1994-2006) Historical Database of Folk Play Scripts
Internet URL: http://www.folkplay.info/Texts.htm, 1999-2006, accessed 27th Jun.2009

Peter Millington (2002) The Origins and Development of English Folk Plays
PhD Thesis, University of Sheffield, May 2002     [Full Text PDF - 2.7MB]

Peter Millington (2003) Textual Analysis of English Quack Doctor Plays: Some New Discoveries
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.97-132     [PDF Download - 841kB]

This map was generated from the Folk Play Scripts Explorer.
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© 2002, Peter Millington. (Webmaster: peter.millington@mastermummers.org). Last updated: 29-Jul-2009