Good afternoon everyone! Olivia is hosting a Robin Hood Week over at her blog and I'm here today to give my answers to the tag. Fun no? If you're a fan of Robin Hood (or even if you're not) do head over to Olivia's blog and join in!
is a good day...
for a PARTY!!
(Now isn't that right?)
What was your first exposure to Robin Hood?
Oh dear. It's been such a long time, it's hard to say, but I reckon the Disney cartoon would be a safe bet. At any rate I have a lot of fond memories of watching this with my siblings when we were quite young.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how big a fan are you?
Well, actually. I don't know that I'd refer to myself as a fan at all. I mean I like the story but it's not something I rave over or anything. Let's just go with a 5. (A nice decisive answer, right in the middle. I like that.)
How many versions and spin-offs of the legend have you experienced?
Okay. As to movies I've seen both Disney versions (the cartoon and the live action), the 1938 film starring Errol Flynn, and a few episodes of an old black and white TV show. As to books, I know my dad read us at least one re-telling of the story when I was a kid. That's all I can think of at the moment. (Of course Robin Hood comes into Ivanhoe, too, but I won't count that since the story isn't technically about him.)
What is your favorite version of Robin Hood (can be book, movie, TV series, anything)?
Disney's 1952 film starring Richard Todd and Joan Rice.
Because really. What's not to like?
Are you one of the lads? (Meaning, have you watched/are you a fan of the BBC show?)
Nope. I've never actually seen it.
Who is your favorite Merry Man?
In the versions I've seen you don't really get to know the Merry Men all that well (at least in my opinion). Little John is probably the one you see the most of. So I guess I'll go with him. (But Robin Hood is my absolute favorite character. Just sayin'.)
Do you have a favorite portrayal of Lady Marian?
Joan Rice's portrayal in the 1952 Disney film.
Do you have any interest in or aptitude at archery?
No not really. No very serious interest at any rate. And definitely no aptitude. I'm sure it could be fun to try sometime though. (Or perhaps frustrating as I'm sure I'd be terrible at it. Haha.)
Fact or fiction -- which do you think?
Heh. I don't know. I wouldn't be surprised if it was based on some sort of fact, but no doubt the story has changed drastically over the years so how we know it now might be almost unrecognizable from the original. I'll go with the assumption that it is based loosely on fact.
Do you think Robin Hood has been "done to death," or are there still new twists that can be found?
It hasn't been "done to death" in my opinion, but then I haven't seen/read all the different versions out there so this is coming from a rather limited point of view. It's a really good story though, so I'm sure there are a lot of fun twists yet to be discovered.
Well. That was fun! Thanks for the tag, Olivia! And for hosting the party!
And now I must be off.
(P.S. Don't forget to check out Olivia's blog for more Robin Hood delights. :))