by Peter Griffith
The traditional legends of Robin Hood are known and loved all over the world. But not quite so much is known about Robin’s girlfriend, Maid Marian. This play takes a new look at the traditional legends by placing Marian in the central role. The horrible Sheriff of Nottingham is trying to marry her, and Robin Hood needs her advice, and the Merry Men need to be rescued – but the resourceful Maid Marian is competent in every situation.
Maid Marian retells many of the traditional adventure tales of Sherwood Forest, and at the same time provides a strong role-model for girls – Marian is brave and capable and quick-witted, always managing to fool the Sheriff without needing to be aggressive. The play also provides excellent entertainment with lots of opportunity for audience participation – members of the audience are needed to play various roles on stage, and to help the actors throughout the play.
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Extract from the script 'Maid Marian'
|Merry Men:||In Sherwood Forest lives a man
His name is Robin hood
He robs the rich to pay the poor
And always tries to do good.
But every hero gets his strength
From the partner that stands by his side.
So here’s the bravest girl in the world
Maid Marian, Robin’s bride.
Without her the Sheriff of Notttingham would win
And capture Robin Hood
So give three cheers for Maid Marian
In the Forest of Sherwood