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Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Jonathan Glixon
The minstrel character Alan-a-Dale, as well as other variations of the minstrel, have been effectively ingrained into the history of the Robin Hood tale through screen media interpretations. This study seeks to investigate the origins of the minstrel character in the medieval through present day texts and analyze the interpretations of these characters in a collection of the present day screen media sources that involve this character. Topics to be addressed within this survey include medieval minstrel performance practices and their overall reception in medieval society, as well as the variety of roles the on-screen minstrel characters take, both as an authority of narrative importance and as a reference to medieval influences.
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Sounik, Heather, "Medieval Minstrels in Media: A Comparative Study of Minstrelsy in the Robin Hood Tale, Medieval Society, and Media" (2022). Theses and Dissertations--Music. 204.