Images of Robin Hood: Medieval to Modern

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Lois Potter, Joshua Calhoun
Associated University Presse, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 286 pages
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Introduction / Lois Potter and Joshua Calhoun -- Part I: Medieval -- Origins and others -- Robin Hood: the earliest contexts / Stephen Knight -- The outlaw's song of Trailbaston, the Green man, and the facial machine / Stuart Kane -- Reynardine and Robin Hood: echoes of an outlaw legend in folk balladry / Stephen D. Winick -- Picturing Robin Hood in early print and performance: 1500-1590 / John Marshall -- Image and society -- "Merry" and "Greenwood": a history of some meanings / Helen Phillips -- The late medieval Robin Hood: good yeomanry and bad performances / Kimberly A. Thompson -- "From the Castle Hill they came with violence": the Edinburgh Robin Hood riots of 1561 / Michael Wheare -- Part II: Post medieval -- Image and word -- The work of Robin Hood art in an age of mechanical reproduction / Henry Griffy -- Robin Hood's home away from home: Howard Pyle and his art students / Jill May -- Word and image -- "There was something about that spoke of other things than rags and tatters": Howard Pyle and the language of Robin Hood / Alan T. Gaylord -- The play's the thing: Tom Sawyer re-enacts Robin Hood / Patricia Lee Yongue -- "A song of freedom": Geoffrey Trease's Bows against the barons / Michael R. Evans -- Picturing Marian: illustrations of Maid Marian in juvenile fiction / Sherron Lux -- Image and performance -- Male cross-dressing in Kabuki: Benten the thief / Yoshiko Uéno -- Figures of "Robin Hood" in the Chinese cultural imaginary / Jianguo Chen -- The images of Robin Hood and Don Juan in George Bernard Shaw's Man and superman / Judy B. McInnis -- To steal from the rich and give to the poor: Reginald de Koven's Robin Hood / Orly Leah Krasner -- Recovering Reginald de Koven's and Harry Bache Smith's "Lost" operetta Maid Marian / Lorraine Kochanske Stock.
 

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Contents

List of Illustrations
7
Acknowledgments
9
Introduction
11
The Earliest Contexts
21
The Outlaws Song of Trailbaston the Green Man and the Facial Machine
41
Echoes of an Outlaw Legend in Folk Balladry
51
15001590
60
A History of Some Meanings
83
Tom Sawyer Reenacts Robin Hood
174
Geoffrey Treases Bows Against the Barons
188
Illustrations of Maid Marian in Juvenile Fiction
197
Benten the Thief
209
Figures of Robin Hood in the Chinese Cultural Imaginary
217
The Images of Robin Hood and Don Juan in George Bernard Shaws Man and Superman
234
Reginald de Kovens Robin Hood
242
Recovering Reginald de Kovens and Harry Bache Smiths Lost Operetta Maid Marian
256

Good Yeomanry and Bad Performances
102
The Edinburgh Robin Hood Riots of 1561
111
The Work of Robin Hood Art in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction
123
Howard Pyle and His Art Students
138
Howard Pyle and the language of Robin Hood
153
Bibliography
266
Notes on Contributors
277
Index
281
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Lois Potter is Ned B. Allen Professor of English at the University of Delaware.

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