Session518
TitleBoundary-Breaking in the Theatrical Robin Hood Tradition
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorInternational Association of Robin Hood Studies
 
OrganiserLorraine Kochanske Stock, Department of English, University of Houston
 
Moderator/ChairLesley Coote, Department of English & Creative Writing, University of Hull
 
Paper 518-a The Babes in the Wood and Its Influence on Robin Hood Christmastime Texts
(Language: English)
Alexander L. Kaufman, Department of English / Honors College, Ball State University, Indiana
Index Terms: Medievalism and Antiquarianism; Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 518-b Exploring Boundaries in The Outlaw and The Mansfield Maid
(Language: English)
Lesley Coote, Department of English & Creative Writing, University of Hull
Index Terms: Medievalism and Antiquarianism; Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 518-c Making and Breaking Boundaries in the Early Modern Robin Hood Performance
(Language: English)
Jennifer Allport Reid, Department of English & Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Middle English; Performance Arts - Drama
 
AbstractThe Robin Hood tradition has a history of performance and theatricality. In addition to the medieval ballads, Robin Hood stories were conveyed using elements of theatricality, including early plays performed at May games, Whitsun ales, and revels; Early Modern stage drama; 18th- and 19th-century sung broadside ballads, Christmas plays, and operas; modern dramatic pieces; staged depictions of the outlaw in 19th and 20th-century operas, pantomimes, burlesques; and film. Theatricality, broadly construed, employs elements of music, stagecraft, or scripting. This session seeks papers that explore any aspect(s) of how theatricality has broken boundaries to deliver the Robin Hood tradition to audiences.