Robin Hood and Volatile Drama

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I was pleased to welcome a former teacher of mine, Dr Martin Wiggins, to the Shakespeare Centre recently.

He spoke about his new book, Drama and the Transfer of Power in Renaissance England.

It’s an ingenious account of how drama was used at moments of regime change. The fruits of Martin’s characteristically deep research are subtly and compellingly presented.

Here you can listen to him talking about the book, explaining how it relates to his wider project British Drama 1533-1642: A Catalogue, and giving a fascinating example of how James I might have been met by Robin Hood on his way to London to ascend the throne…

Drama and the Transfer of Power is available from Oxford University Press. Find out more by clicking here.

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Author:Paul Edmondson

Head of Research and Knowledge and Director of the Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival for The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Follow Paul on Twitter @paul_edmondson

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