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Lincoln Green

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A spoof on the Robin Hood legend, it shows the outlaw as he has never been seen before. It includes the recital of a genuine and little-known medieval ballad ‘A Lyttel Geste of Robyn Hode’ upon which this legend is believed to be based. There are 11 parts: 7 male and 4 female. The action takes place inside the home of a 14th century pig farmer, with short sets played out on the stage apron and front of house. The play is approximately 55 minutes long.

 

SKU: oap053 Categories: , , ,
Product ID: 2229

Additional information

Author

Genre

Comedy

Script Style

One Act

Duration (mins)

60

Male Cast

8

Female Cast

4

Total Cast

12

Synopsis

The play is a spoof on the Robin Hood legend which is believed to have been based on a medieval ballad called ‘The Lyttel Geste of Robyn Hode’. Selected verses from this ballad, in a modernised translation, are recited or sung throughout the performance.

The first five verses of ‘A Little Gest of Robin Hood’ can be heard sung on You Tube:

They actually open Lincoln Green (Scene 1).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_FiUMJZvak

 

The other song in the play ‘The Ballad of Gilbert A’ Green’ is sung to the tune of ‘Packington’s Pound’

which can be heard on You Tube clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW5aetr9HKw

Cast

GILBERT:

A young swineherd.

ELIZABETH:

A teenage village girl.

WALTER:

Gilbert’s bullying father.

AGATHA:

Walter’s wife and Gilbert’s mother.

RALPH:

Captain of the Sheriff of Nottingham’s guard.

ROBIN HOOD:

The famed outlaw in the twilight years of his life.

THE MINSTREL:

A medieval minstrel who sings ballads about Robin Hood.

MARIA:

A medieval scribe.

PRIEST:

Self explanatory.

LISTENER 1:

A listener and commentator of ballads about Robin Hood.

LISTENER 2:

Listener 1’s wife.

INKEEPER

Sample

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