The Outlaw and the Mansfield Maid - a 'Robin Hood' play

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The Outlaw and the Mansfield Maid is contained in a notebook, either autograph or fairly close to the original version, which was once in the collection of the Arthurian scholar, Zara Zaddy. The two-act play, probably dating from the late nineteenth century, is likely to be a May Day entertainment, as it ends with Robin's sweetheart Marian being crowned Queen of the May as well as of Sherwood Forest.

Administrative / Biographical History

The two-act play, probably dating from the late nineteenth century, is likely to be a May Day entertainment, as it ends with Robin's sweetheart Marian being crowned Queen of the May as well as of Sherwood Forest.

Conditions Governing Access

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

The manuscript was sourced and secured by Dr Lesley Coote, of the Department of English, and purchased for the University by the Department of English, from their library fund