Asterisk denotes entries on real places.
Fressingfield Park. Royal hunting preserve in Suffolk, where the play opens as the Prince of Wales and his entourage have been hunting deer before stopping for refreshment at the keeper’s lodge. There the prince falls in love with the keeper’s daughter, Margaret.
*Oxford. English town that is the seat of one of the country’s great universities. The play’s action moves between Fressingfield, a local fair, the Court of England, and Oxford, with Oxford clearly the showplace of the nation’s superior accomplishments and intellectual pursuits. While the Prince of Wales travels to Oxford–disguised as a gentleman in waiting–to seek the advice of Friar Bacon, and the friar himself conjures wonders and contemplates exotic feats, Margaret and friends go to Harleston Fair. As the king and his guests set out for Oxford, Friar Bacon sees through the prince’s disguise as he strolls the streets of Oxford, shows him Margaret being courted and won by a go-between, and magically stops their wedding by transporting Friar Bungay to Oxford.