Full Length Play
More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
Settings Of Play - Mythological Medieval England. All locations present at
once - the players may bring on and carry off tables,
rocks, et cetera from scene to scene if necessary.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Physical Comedy, Play w/ Music, Stage Combat
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage
In a land where the rich get richer and the poor are starving, Prince John wants to cut down Sherwood Forest to put up an arms manufactory, a slaughterhouse and a tennis court for the well to do. This bawdy epic unites elements of wild farce and ancient mythologies with an environmentalist assault on the arrogance of wealth and power in the face of poverty and hunger using feeble and insane jesters, a demonic snake oil salesman, a corrupt and lascivious court, a singer of eerie ballads, a gluttonous lusty friar and a world of other grotesque characters out of a Brueghel painting. Maid Marian loses her clothes and her illusions among the poor and Robin tries to avoid murder and elude the Dark Monk of the Wood who is Death and perhaps something more.
Robin Hood was originally commissioned and directed by Mark Cuddy, Artistic Director of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival in Boise, Idaho, where it was first produced in the summer of 1984.