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Robin Hood in Popular Culture: Violence, Transgression, and Justice

Book Title

Robin Hood in Popular Culture: Violence, Transgression, and Justice

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Publication Date

2000

Editors

Thomas Hahn

Publisher

D.S. Brewer

Place of Publication

Cambridge, UK; Rochester, NY

Keywords

Robin Hood (Legendary character) in literature, Populare culture -- History -- 20th century, English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism

Subject

Robin Hood (Legendary character) in literature, English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism, Popular culture -- History -- 20th century, Popular culture -- England -- History, Medievalism -- England -- History, Dissenters in literature, Violence in literature, Outlaws in literature, Justice in literature, Crime in literature, Legends -- Great Britain.

Department

English

Disciplines

English Language and Literature

Description

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.

ISBN

FBC185

Document Type

Article

Robin Hood in Popular Culture: Violence, Transgression, and Justice

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