Dissecting Dragons: Episode 64: Rogues, Renegades and Robin Hood - Our Favourite Outlaws in Speculative Fiction

April 28, 2017

Episode 63: Rogues, Renegades and Robin Hood - Our Favourite Outlaws in Speculative Fiction

 

This week SFF authors M.E.Vaughan and J.A.Ironside delve into the origins of one of the most enduring archetypes - the lovable rogue. Using Robin Hood as the prime example, the dragons examine the possible origins of the archetype and how reinterpretation inline with the historical events of times shifted the perspective from 'Jack-in-the-Green' to Robin Goodfellow to Robert of Lockesley aka Robin Hood. While virtually impossibe now to divide the possible existence of the historical figure - if any - from the legend that surrounds him, the staying power of the archetype is phenomenal. On the slab this week we have various Robin Hoods from a selection of adaptations - Kevin Costner to Cary Ewles, Errol Flynn to Michael Praed. As well as Robin Hood equivalents such as William Tell, Robert Roy McGreggor and Sir Walter Raleigh. Tune in for an exciting discussion on Robin Hood type characters from both history and folklore.

 

Title Music: 'Ecstasy' by Smiling Cynic

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