As you probably know, Olivia at Meanwhile in Rivendell is hosting a Robin Hood Week!! Yes!! I am an obsessed fan of Robin Hood!
I know this is my fifth tag this month, but for this week Olivia has put out a tag, and to quote her, "Because one does not simply host a blog party without a tag. It's just not done." Here are my answers to it!
Oh, um, I don't think there will be any spoilers, maybe just a picture or two?
What was your first exposure to Robin Hood?
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), starring Errol Flynn and Olivia DeHaviland!
How many versions and spin-offs of the legend have you experienced?
4. I know, you are now thinking, "And she claims being 10?"
What is your favorite version of Robin Hood (can be book, movie, TV series, anything)?
The 1938 version. Ever since I saw it I have loved Robin Hood. But here is my list from most favorite to least favorite:
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Robin Hood [BBC] (2009-2011)
Robin Hood [Disney] (1973)
Robin Hood (1991) [This version is terrible!!!!]
Are you one of the lads? (Meaning, have you watched/are you a fan of the BBC show?)
Oh yeah I am!!!
Who is your favorite Merry Man?
I agree with Olivia's answer, I'm not sure, because they keep changing it!
1938 - Friar Tuck
2009-2011 - Djaq, Much, Allan
1973 - Little John
1991 - Will Scarlet
And of course in all of these my favorite is Robin.
Do you have a favorite portrayal of Lady Marian?
Either Olivia DeHaviland in the 1938 version,
or Lucy Griffiths in the BBC version.
Do you have any interest in or aptitude at archery?
I have a lot of interest! My sister has this target range set up and I love to go try it! I am not good at it, but I do it all the same!
Fact or fiction -- which do you think?
I agree with Olivia, I like to think fact. :)
Do you think Robin Hood has been "done to death," or are there still new twists that can be found?
Tons of new twists can still be found, as long as they don't ruin it like the 1991 version.
Also, here is my favorite song.
Thank you so much for hosting this week Olivia! This is going to be so much fun!!
What do you all think of my header? Usually my little sister makes my headers for me but I made this one. I turned out pretty good! I was hoping to have all the arrows pointing in the same direction, but I had to work with what I could find. Oh, and all the pictures are from the four versions I have seen.
Thank you all for reading, and be sure to check out Olivia's blog for all the fun!