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The Downfall of Robert, Earl of Huntingdon, 1601 (Robert Earl of Huntington)

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The full text of Anthony Munday's "The Downfall of Robert Earl of Huntingdon," in an easy to read modern font. (not a facsimile)

The Downfall of Robert Earl of Huntington and The Death of Robert Earl of Huntington are two closely related Elizabethan-era stage plays on the Robin Hood legend, that were written by Anthony Munday (possibly with help from Henry Chettle) in 1
Hardcover, 86 pages
Published September 10th 2010 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1598)
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Mike Jensen
Jul 29, 2013 Mike Jensen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This text is a mess. It appears that Munday wrote a longish Robin Hood play that Henry Chettle was hired to clean up a bit, which was common enough in early modern England. Chettle split Munday's text into two plays and expanded it by writing some new material.

This would, in part, account for the messiness on this text (I have not read THE DEATH OF ROBERT, EARLE OF HVNTINGTON), which gives the character you know as Maid Marion that name at the start, changes it to Matilda, and features a scene w
Aug 13, 2012 Stuart rated it liked it
An interesting historical read for all those looking into the origins of the Robin Hood legends. Munday's play is a bit too long, with a completely unnecessary framing device of a play within a play, and his overly complicated plot results in a number of small, interchangeable characters, many of whom never seem very developed. Still, there is a certain period charm, and one really standout scene towards the end when the Earl of Lester takes Prince John to task about the betrayal of King Richard ...more
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Anthony Munday (or Monday) (baptized 13 October 156 – 10 August 1633) was an English playwright and miscellaneous writer. The chief interest in Munday for the modern reader lies in his work as one of the chief predecessors of Shakespeare in English dramatic composition, as well as his writings on Robin Hood.
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