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Robin Hood in Popular Culture : Violence, Transgression, and Justice - Thomas Hahn

Robin Hood in Popular Culture

Violence, Transgression, and Justice

By: Thomas Hahn (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 25th May 2000
ISBN: 9780859915649
Number Of Pages: 288

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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

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Playing with Transgression: Robin Hood and Popular Culturep. 1
Theme Park Tales from Nottinghamp. 13
Robin Hood and Green Arrow: Outlaw Bowmen in the Modern Urban Landscapep. 21
Red Robin: The Radical Politics of Richard Carpenter's Robin of Sherwoodp. 29
Longbow Archery and the Earliest Robin Hood Legendsp. 41
Robin Hood: The Genesis of a Popular Herop. 61
A Voice from the Hood, Or Adventures in the Green Trade: A Convulsion in Seven Fitsp. 79
Robin Hood on Film: Moving Beyond a Swashbuckling Stereotypep. 87
Horseplay: Robin Hood, Guy of Gisborne, and the Neg(oti)ation of the Bestialp. 101
Which Way to the Forest? Directions in Robin Hood Studiesp. 111
The Heirs/Errors of Ivanhoe: Robin Hood in Pre- and Post-Modern Fictionp. 129
The Ties that Bind: Outlaw and Community in the Robin Hood Ballads and the Romance of Eustace the Monkp. 141
And the "Reel" Maid Marian?p. 151
Playing the Game: Reconstructing Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottinghamp. 161
The "Marchaunt" of Sherwood: Mercantile Ideology in A Gest of Robyn Hodep. 175
Disguising and Revealing the Female Hero's Identity: Cross-dressing in the Ballad of Robin Hood and Maid Marianp. 191
Forest, Town, and Road: The Significance of Places and Names in Some Robin Hood Textsp. 197
Sherwood Forest and the Byronic Robin Hoodp. 215
In the Sheriff's Court: Robin Hood and American Jurisprudence, Or, Who Is This Robin Hood and Why Are All Those Lawyers Saying Such Nasty Things about Him?p. 225
Lords of the Wildwood: The Wild Man, the Green Man, and Robin Hoodp. 239
Robin Hood Musicals in Eighteenth-Century Londonp. 251
Murayama's Robin Hood: The Most Radical Variant in Japanp. 265
Robin Hood in Cheltenhamp. 273
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ISBN: 9780859915649
ISBN-10: 0859915646
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 25th May 2000
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57

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