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King Arthur and Robin Hood on the Radio : Adaptations for American Listeners (Paperback) (Katherine

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This volume describes American radio adaptations of the King Arthur and Robin Hood legends airing between the 1930s and mid-1950s (along with two from the 1970s) and how radio episodes demonstrate the medieval British ideal of chivalric knighthood as a standard of American morality and masculinity and defined the difference between “good” and “bad” conduct by emphasizing a character’s chivalric qualities. It considers 33 of these adaptations in different genres within their social and historical context, to show how they reflected American cultural anxieties in the 20th century. It discusses the history and influence of American radio; the nature and process of adaptation; the chivalric revival and medievalism; background on Arthurian legend and selected radio adaptations, such as in episodes of Crime Classics, Gunsmoke, The Land of the Lost, Family Theater, and Smilin’ Ed’s Buster Brown Gang, as well as adaptations featuring Superman and Prince Valiant; background on the history of the Western and the cowboy, and the influence of the Arthurian knight in radio Westerns like The Cisco Kid and Wild Bill Hickok; and the history of Robin Hood and radio adaptations of the legend, such as in episodes of Popeye the Sailor, Casey Crime Photographer, Escape, Mickey Mouse Theater, Abbott and Costello, and Crisis. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 207
Genre: Performing Arts
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Katherine Barnes Echols
Language: English
Street Date: August 11, 2017
TCIN: 52913728
UPC: 9781476667041
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-4296
$35.00

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