Dartmoor Resource Robin Hood Play Reconstruction

Reconstruction of Robin Hood Play

Dartmoor Resource has filmed a version of a Robin Hood play on the banks of the River Dart, created by one of its volunteers. Max Quick. The site of the performance was a prehistoric earthwork, similar to the rounds used for medieval Cornish drama. Stage combat specialist Abby Stobart provided the fight choreography.

 

Records of the Hood play at Ashburton

1526-7 - 3 shillings and 10 pence paid for a new tunic for Robyn Whode
1541-2 - 19 shillings and 11 pence for tunics for Robert Hode with his followers

(Source: The Churchwardens' Accounts of Ashburton edited by Alison Hanham, and published by Devon and Cornwall Record Society, New Series, 15, 1970)

Dartmoor Robin Hood Play Reconstruction Video