Robin Hood in Popular Culture

Robin Hood in Popular Culture

Violence, Transgression, and Justice

Edited by Thomas Hahn

Hardback
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D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

Studies of varied aspects of Robin Hood legends and associated topics: the greenwood, archery, outlawry, and 20c response to the legends.
The Robin Hood tradition has had a continuing appeal from the middle ages to the present day, the hero himself holding a distinctive place within popular culture, his exploits, and those of his companions, being celebrated in multiple forms, from the earliest rituals, plays and ballads to musical theatre, lyric poetry, modern popular fiction, cinema and TV. The essays in this volume provide a rich and coherent perspective on this enigmatic figure and the legends which have grown up around him, offering a wide range of approaches. Topics include place-name study; examinations of surviving manuscripts and their cultural context; appraisals of the links between Robin Hood and medieval archery; other medieval outlaws; mythic figures such as the Green Man; patterns of masculine and feminine identity; and the popularity of Robin Hood on stage and screen, in comic books and videos, and in modern Japan. There are also extended overviews of the hero's origins and status; and the future of Robin Hood studies.

Professor THOMAS HAHN teaches in the Department of English at the University of Rochester, New York.

Contributors: THOMAS HAHN, FRANK ABBOTT, SARAH BEACH, LAURA BLUNK, KELLY DEVRIES, R.B. DOBSON, MICHAEL EATON, KEVIN J. HARTY, STUART KANE, STEPHEN KNIGHT, DAVID LAMPE, GARY YERSHON

Details

February 2000
3 black and white, 1 line illustrations
288 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780859915649
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB
BISAC LIT004120
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Table of Contents

Theme Park Tales from Nottingham - Frank Abbott
Robin Hood and Green Arrow: Outlaw Bowmen in the Modern Urban Landscape - Sarah Beach
Red Robin: The Radical Politics of Richard Carpenter's Robin of Sherwood - Laura Blunk
Longbow Archery and the Earliest Robin Hood Legends - Kelly DeVries
Robin Hood: The Genesis of a Popular Hero - R B Dobson
A Voice from the Hood, Or Adventures in the Green Trade: A Convulsion in Seven Fits - Michael R Eaton
Robin Hood on Film: Moving Beyond a Swashbuckling Stereotype - Kevin J Harty
Horseplay: Robin Hood, Guy of Gisborne, and the Neg(oti)ation of the Bestial - Stuart Kane
Which Way to the Forest? Directions in Robin Hood Studies - Stephen Knight
The Heirs/Errors of 'Ivanhoe': Robin Hood in Pre- and Post-Modern Fiction - David Lampe
The Ties that Bind: Outlaw and Community in the Robin Hood Ballads and the 'Romance of Eustace the Monk' - Bernard Lumpkin
And the 'Reel' Maid Marian? - Sherron Lux
Playing the Game: Reconstructing 'Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham' - John Marshall
The 'Marchaunt' of Sherwood: Mercantile Ideology in 'A Gest of Robyn Hode' - Thomas H Ohlgren
Disguising and Revealing the Female Hero's Identity: Cross- dressing in the Ballad of 'Robin Hood and Maid Marian' - Evelyn Perry
Forest, Town and Road: The Significance of Places and Names in Some Robin Hood Texts - Helen Phillips
Sherwood Forest and the Byronic Robin Hood - Lois Potter
In the Sheriff's Court: Robin Hood and American Jurisprudence, Or, Who Is This Robin Hoodand Why Are All Those Lawyers Saying Nasty Things about Him? (with Julian Wasserman)Things about Him? (with Julian Wasserman) - Marcus A J Smith
In the Sheriff's Court: Robin Hood and American Jurisprudence, Or, Who Is This Robin Hood and Why Are All Those Lawyers Saying Nasty Things about Him? (with Marcus Smith)Things about Him? (with Marcus Smith) - Julian N Wasserman
Lords of the Wildwood: The Wild Man, the Green Man, and Robin Hood - Lorraine K Stock
Robin Hood Musicals in Eighteenth-Century London - Linda Troost
Murayama's 'Robin Hood': The Most Radical Variant in Japan - Yoshiko Ueno
Robin Hood in Cheltenham - Gary Yershon

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