The most recent Robin Hood-related news stories breaking in the global media!
Over the centuries, the telling and re-telling of the traditional Robin Hood tales has resulted in endless interpretations being created, embracing a diverse miscellany of comic books, fashion, pantomime, movies, television, computer games and popular sayings etc. With a distinct lack of undisputed historical evidence being available, each "storyteller" has revelled in the opportunity to use their unbridled imagination to add their own twists and embellishments to the much-loved legend. As a result, fiction has triumphed over fact and created a Robin Hood "brand" that has become a million times richer as an icon of popular culture than as a genuine historical figure!
Robin Hood’s popular role in the traditional “Babes in the Wood” pantomime has secured him a place in the Isle of Man Post Office’s fun filled set of stamps celebrating the world of pantomime at Christmas. His trademark “hat with a feather” features on the 1.86p stamp - one of a series of six designed and illustrated by The Fresh Group.
ROBIN HOOD’S LINKS WITH CHRISTMAS! So what on earth has Robin Hood got to do with Christmas? BOB WHITE, Chairman of the World Wide Robin Hood Society looks at some of the ways in which the outlaw hero’s legendary status in global popular culture has developed links with the traditional festive season.
Speaking at the recent Edinburgh Television Festival, Sally Wainwright, writer of the award-winning “Happy Valley” drama series, revealed that she would love to re-visit a project that she once started but never finished: a drama about a female Robin Hood.
In their quest to find the true origins of the Robin Hood legend, historians often link it to the early pagan festivals of “Robin Hood’s Day” (May 1st) and “Midsummer’s Day” (June 30th).