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'Robin Hood!' recreates the legend with humor

 

Last updated 8/14/2017 at Noon

From left, Meredith Garretson as Maid Marian, Daniel Reece as Robin Hood, Andy Grotelueschen as Friar Tuck, and Paul Whitty as Little John are seen in the Globe-commissioned world premiere of Ken Ludwig's "Robin Hood!", running July 22 through Aug. 27, at The Old Globe. Photos by Jim Cox. ((from left) Meredith Garretson as Main Marian, Daniel Reece as Robin Hood, Andy Grotelueschen as Friar Tuck, and Paul Whitty as Little John in the Globe-commissioned world premiere of Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, running July 22 - August 27, 2017 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.)

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal

Special to the Village News

Deep in the hush of Sherwood Forest lives a legend. It is nestled amongst the fallen trees, brooks that babble, and in the songs of whippoorwills. They sing the ballad of Robin Hood.

Somewhere between truth and legend, Robin Hood may have lived. Believed to have been born in 1160 in Loxley, Nottinghamshire, England, Robin reportedly died about 1247 which would have put him in his eighties.

Folklore has it, Robin was born to gentry and therefore, would have ascended to become the Earl of Huntington, after his two older sibl...



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