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Robin Hood (Blamire) - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Robin Hood (Blamire)

Larry Blamire

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

14m, 7f

ISBN: 9780874405583

"Engaging!... Steers smoothly between neo-Shakespearian parody and modern slang" - The Boston Globe
Blamire has synthesized the conflicting legends and ballads about the famous outlaw folk hero and created a hysterical, sprawling, action-packed drama. Besides ably retelling the legend, he has created roles that challenge and reinvent the myth.

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

Adventure

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Medieval (6th-14th c.)

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Physical Comedy, Play w/ Music, Stage Combat

Interior Set, Exterior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set, Opportunity for Spectacle

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Outdoor, Large Stage

Blamire has synthesized the conflicting legends and ballads about the outlaw folk hero and created a hysterical, sprawling, action-packed drama. Besides ably retelling the legend, he has created roles that challenge and reinvent the myth. Includes a wise-cracking, superior swords person in Marian, and a Robin who only by chance finds himself a hero. But true to the legend, of course, all ends well: The Sheriff's sleazy scheme to wed and bed young Ellen fizzles, King John's vicious taxes are rescinded, the Sherwood Foresters are finally legitimized, and a justice descends on England's green and pleasant land.

"Engaging!... Blamire's technical skill is obvious - the language steers smoothly between neo-Shakespearian parody and modern slang; the characters are vividly drawn... recommended for its ambitiousness and the engaging liveliness of the performance..." - The Boston Globe

"Blamire's tongue-in-cheek script alternates between parody and pastiche... It's to Blamire's credit that he works hard to deromanticize the Robin Hood myth." - The Boston Herald

"Larry Blamire... indulges in and makes fun of the stilted dialogue found in tiresome historical novels and adventure films." - 4-Wall.com

Larry Blamire's Robin Hood premiered at the Open Door Theatre, summer, 1983. It was directed by Michael Poisson.

Characters

CASTING

14m, 7f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Cross gender casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Flexible casting, Local Celebrity Cameo, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

WILL GAMWELL (LATER SCARLET)
ROBIN HOOD
MARIAN HARPER
RICCON HAZEL
THE SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM
THE BISHOP OF HEREFORD
HILTON, THE SHERIFF'S FEMALE ATTENDANT
KING JOHN
LITTLE JOHN MUCH
ARTHUR-A-BLAND
MEG SCATHELOCKE
ALAN-A-DALE
ELLEN DEIRWOLD
EADOM
CATHERINE
QUEEN ELEANOR OF AQUITANE
FRIAR TUCK
THE PRIORESS OF KIRKLEES
GUY OF GISBOURNE
VARIOUS OF THE KING'S FORESTERS, MUSICIANS, AND COMMON FOLK

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Larry Blamire

Larry Blamire

Larry Blamire is a playwright, director, actor and artist. Plays include Jump Camp, In the Nations, and Interface (all directed by him, all making Year's Best lists of the Boston papers) and his Irish play Whyo, which received a grant from the Artists Foundation. The latter was workshopped at Gloucester Stage Company and led to their first ever play commission, from Israel Horovitz, resulting in ... view full profile

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Reviews
Roy H. Wilhite, Jr. 9/23/2014 11:29 AM
This was a good/fun adaptation of the Robin Hood story.  A bunch of action.  A little old-fashioned and like an old black and white movie but good.
Lisa Wright 6/13/2014 4:38 PM

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