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Micci, Ronald (American playwright, advertising proofreader/editor, 1948-____), “I Sing to You of Robin Hood,”

a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a tavern in Nottingham, 12th century,

3m1f,

© 1997, script/rights available from Ronald Micci. Cited by Ronald Micci via ftp, October 22, 1997, and December 12, 1997; Micci says,

  § Dramatis Personae Robin Hood (m), Friar Tuck (m), Little John (m), Lady Marian (f).

  § Synopsis“In a tavern in Nottingham, Robin Hood, Friar Tuck and Little John are hoisting an ale, when Robin announces he intends to make an honest man of himself by paying a visit to Lady Marian at midnight to propose marriage. Friar Tuck and Little John are taken aback by what they see as the prospect of being abandoned. What will they do without their leader? But Robin Hood eases their fears, then insists that Friar Tuck ‘dance a jig for Robin Hood.’ When Tuck demurs, Robin insists that Little John ‘dance a jig’ while Friar Tuck sings, prodding them with his sword. They oblige, to amusing effect, until, exhausted, they collapse to the floor. They exit the tavern for Robin Hood’s midnight tryst with Maid Marian in the garden beneath her window. There, a somewhat diffident Robin Hood confronts Maid Marian and proposes marriage. Maid Marian says she has already committed to marrying Sir Guy of Gisborne. Robin Hood departs, assuring her he will make short work of Sir Guy to pave the way for their marriage. He and the others exit. The following night, they return, with Robin Hood bearing a pair of testicles on a stick, hoping to pass them off as Sir Guy’s and as evidence that he is dead. But Maid Marian is not easily deceived, pointing out that they are boar’s testicles. Robin Hood confesses that Sir Guy was out of town. But all is not lost, as Maid Marian insists he sweep her up in his arms and carry her off. He is somewhat overwhelmed by her enthusiasm, and when he momentarily demurs, she asks the same of Little John, who gladly performs the service. Finally, Friar Tuck insists that Robin Hood carry him (Tuck) off, Robin Hood obliges.

  § Commentary“The play, not so much bawdy as cute, includes Friar Tuck’s singing and accompanying himself on the lute. A very effete and eccentric Maid Marian surprises Robin Hood with her aggressiveness.”

Addendum 020312: “I Sing to You of Robin Hood (3m,1f) (15 min.)
Guffaws, drunken revelry and a marriage proposal to ye lovely Maid
Marian highlight this forest farce.”
  § Themes England, folktale, jig, lost love, marriage, proposal, rendezvous, tavern, testicles, tryst, 12th century.
  See also Ron Micci’s:
  • Addie and Me,” a melodrama, set in the bedroom of Melanie, a teenage girl, night, 2000, 1f
  • Attack of the Radar People,” a 15-minute radio farce, set in an old-time radio broadcast studio, 1950s, 2m1f (or 3m1f)
  • Biff Bang, American Hero,” a 10-minute comedy spoof of radio cliffhangers in English, set in the cockpit of Biff’s fighter bomber, 1998, 2m1f
  • Dark Snow,” a 10-minute melodramatic monologue in English set in the parlor of Aunt Lida’s home in the New York woods, 1997, 1f [see items below for 2f versions]
  • Dark Snow,” a 5-minute melodrama in English set in the parlor of Aunt Lida’s home in the New York woods, 1997, 2f [see above for 1f version]
  • Dark Snow, Evening,” a 10-minute melodrama in English set in the parlor of Aunt Lida’s home in the New York woods, 1997, 2f [see above for 1f version]
  • Dark Snow, Morning,” a 10-minute melodrama in English set in the parlor of Aunt Lida’s home in the New York woods, 1997, 2f [see above for 1f version]
  • Dark Snow,” definitive version, a 20-minute melodrama in English set in the parlor of Aunt Lida’s home in the New York woods, 1997, 2f [see above for 1f version]
  • Dink Fast, Harry!” a 10-minute detective comedy-melodrama in English, set in Harry Dinker’s dumpy office, daytime, 1998, 2m1f
  • Director's Cut,” a 7-minute film noir, set on a Hollywood set, 1940s, 2m
  • Flying Medusas,” a 10-minute contemporary farce in English, set in the theater of the absurd, at no specified time, 1m1f
  • The Grackle,” a 10-minute radio melodrama-farce in English, set in a radio broadcast studio, 1930s, 2m1f (but could be played with any combo of m/f)
  • Happy Endings,” a 15-minute comedy-fantasy in English, set in the living-room of Cornweevil homestead in Midwest, 1996, 2m1f
  • Harry Dinker, Private Eye,”a 10-minute detective parody in English, set in Harry Dinker’s office in the “downtown section of a grimy city nobody has any use for,” afternoon, 1998,1m1f or 2m
  • Heat Lightning,” a 15-minute comedy-melodrama in English, set in the  downstairs parlor of a broken-down Southern mansion, on a stormy night, May, 2001, 1m1f
  • Herman,” a 10 minute comedy in English, 1m3f
  • High Concept Harry,” a 20-minute dark comedy in English, set in Harry Fleck’s literary/talent office in Hollywood, afternoon, 2000, 2m
  • I, Dadius,” a 15-minute comedy-drama in English, set in the living room of a cozy suburban home, winter, 2000, 1m
  • Kid Valium,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a big city gymnasium, the day of the big title fight, 2000, 3m1f

  • Love’s Cousin in the Carolinas,” a 13-minute romantic comedy in English, set at a park bench in the suburbanNortheast, U.S.A., a Saturday afternoon in late summer, 1998, 1m1f
  • Moonlight’s Little Madness,” a 40-minute drawing room farce in English set in the parlor of the Prescott country estate, England, a spring evening during the Victorian Era, 2m
  • Mr. Gilkey’s Flagpole,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set on the lawn of Mr. Gilkey's home in England, afternoon, 1998, 1m2f
  • November,” a 15-minute tragedy in English in two scenes, set (1) in the downstairs of a house on a lake in the Northeastern United States and (2) on the lake, a November afternoon, 2000, 1m1f
  • Parasites of Ol’ Broadway,” a 15-minute comedy/melodrama in English, set in an alleyway on Lower Broadway, October, 1997, 2m1f
  • A Public Service Announcement,” a bare-stage 5-minute contemporary surrealist farce in English, set in an abstract area, daytime, 2001, 1m1f
  • Rough Cut,”a 10-minute comedy/melodrama in English, set in a men's haircutting salon (barber shop) in Beverly Hills, October, 1997, 3m
  • Tea Cozy,”a 12-minute melodrama, in English, set in The living room of a suburban home, midday, 1998, 2f
  • Thank You, Charlie Chan,” a 10-minute crime melodrama. set in a hotel room in midtown Manhattan, night, 1930s, 3m
  • Thebes Like Us,” a 10-minute spy parody in English set in a cafe on the Nile, 1996, 2m1f
  • Thin Laughter in Heaven,” a 10-minute bare-stage melodrama in English, set on a cliff overlooking a lake, May, 2001, 1m
  • Tragic & Trapped in Teaneck,” a 13-minute comic melodrama in English, set in the parlor of a home in Teaneck,New Jersey, U.S.A., afternoon, turn of the last century, 2m1f
  • Wild About Harry!” a 15-minute detective farce in English, set in a sleazy gin joint; later, Harry’s apartment, night, 2001, 2m1f

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