The most recent Robin Hood-related news stories breaking in the global media!
It is often said that the measure of a true legend is when it can be ridiculed and "spoofed" in many ways, yet still retain its original dignity and credibility without any damage to its reputation. The Robin Hood legend is no exception – with an extensive range of humorous examples to be found spanning books and magazines, film and television and even political caricature! The ability of the character to lend itself to such "comedic" interpretation further widens the scope and impact of the legend to extend its influence to yet another element of popular culture.
"Ha Ha Hood and the Prince of Leaves" is the title of a new spoof comic romp based around the tales of Nottingham's traditional Sherwood Forest hero - but not as we know them!
The Post's 2014 April Fool stunt, jokingly reporting the supposed discovery of Robin Hood's remains, highlighted yet again just how frequently the legendary character has been "spoofed-up!" The dictionary definition of "spoof" is mild, satirical mockery and it is often said that the measure of a true "legend" is when the subject can be sent-up and ridiculed in many different ways, yet still retain its iconic status and dignity without any damage to its reputation. The Robin Hood legend is certainly an ultimate example of this that specifically proves the point - with an extensive range of humorous interpretations spanning film and television, books, magazines and political caricature etc.