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Map of non-dance features in Longsword Dances, compiled from Cindy Sughrue's 1992 PhD thesis.
Longsword Dances, highlighting plays and non-dance features. From Cindy Sughrue's 1992 PhD thesis.
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This interactive atlas brings together folk play maps from other parts of the website, as well as a large number of new maps. The intention is that each map should include a commentary on the possible significance of the distribution that it shows. Any additional comments or suggestions are always welcome.

Although the content of a few of the maps is fixed, most are dynamic and will be updated as data is added to the relevant databases. This may on occasion to lead to appropriate revisions to the commentaries in the light of new evidence.

You may also generate further maps from searches in the following website sections: the Scripts Explorer, Electronic ERD, the Directory of Folk Play Groups, and their Events.

Most of the maps are available in two or more formats, each with their own strong points. The Google maps are interactive, allowing you to zoom in and out, and to click on markers for more information about particular locations. See the explanation of map and file types for further details.

Mapping Tools

  • Compare Maps - View any two Atlas maps side by side.
    - Example - Traditional v. Modern times of appearance
  • Text Relatives - Map the textual relatives of scripts in the collection
    - Example - Lines from the Belfast 'Christmas Rhime' chapbook  (Smyth & Lyons, 1803-1818)
  • Outline Distribution Mapper - Plot your own simple distribution maps in up to three colours using lists of OS grid references.

Contents

Static
Google
Map
Interactive
Google
Map
Outline
Map
XML
Data
General Maps
- Traditional Folk Play Times of Appearance Static Google Outline XML
- Modern Folk Play Times of Appearance Static Google Outline XML
- Plough Monday Customs in England Static Google Outline XML
- Modern Performing Groups - Directory of Folk Play Groups Static Google Outline XML
- Folk Play Actors' Names [Work in progress] Static Google Outline XML
- Map of Folk Play Classes - Electronic ERD - - Outline -
- Millington's Textual Classes (2002) Static Google Outline XML
- Longsword Dances [and plays] - C.Sughrue (1992) Static Google Outline XML
Animated Maps
- Historical Dates from Electronic English Ritual Drama - - Outline -
Research Corpora
- Plays and Locations Listed in E.K.Chambers (1903) Static Google Outline XML
- Plays and Locations Listed in E.K.Chambers (1933) Static Google Outline XML
- Plays in the J.M.Carpenter Collection [eERD] Static Google Outline XML
- Electronic ERD - Map of Best Text Availability - - Outline -
- Millington & Jones' (2000-2005) Bibliography of Notts. Folk Plays Static Google Outline XML
Entry Formulae
- If you don't believe what/the words I say Static Google Outline XML
- Step/Enter/Walk/Come in [someone] and clear the way Static Google Outline XML
- Step/Enter/Walk/Come in [someone]. Static Google Outline XML
- In comes I that's never been before
Six merry actors stand at your door
Static Google Outline XML
- Room, room, brave gallant boys,
come give us room to rhyme
Static Google Outline XML
Combatants
- The Naming of George in his Introductory speech Static Google Outline XML
- George's Introductory Line Static Google Outline XML
- George the Valiant Knight Static Google Outline XML
- Distribution of Slasher and the Turk Static Google Outline XML
- My head is made of iron. My body's made of steel
My hands and feet of knucklebone. I challenge thee to feel
Static Google Outline XML
Doctors' Lines
- I am a doctor pure and good
And with my skill I can staunch his blood
Static Google Outline XML
- How came you to be a doctor?
By my travels
Where have you travelled?
Static Google Outline XML
- Not quite dead - - Outline -
- Here Jack, take a little of my nip nap / wiff waff Static Google Outline XML
Other Script Lines and Characters
- Jack Vinney/Finney/Pinney Static Google Outline XML
- Beelzebub v Father Christmas Static Google Outline XML
- Father Christmas in English Folk Plays - - Outline -
- Big Head quatrain Static Google Outline XML
  - Here comes I that never came yet Static Google Outline XML
  - With my great head and little wit Static Google Outline XML
  - My head is big, my wits so small Static Google Outline XML
  - I'll do [something] to please you all Static Google Outline XML
- Beelzebub, the jolly old man? Static Google Outline XML
Text Relations
- Occurrence of Lines from J.White's Alexander Chapbook - 1746-1769 - Google - XML
Performance Locations and Tours
- Christmas, New Year & Plough Monday, 2008/2009 Static Google Outline XML
- Pace Egging Plays 2009 - Google - XML
- Souling Plays 2009 - Google - XML
- Folk Play Events - Sample Tour Map - Google - XML
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