The eerie folklore of Robin Redbreast

RODGERS, Diane (2019). The eerie folklore of Robin Redbreast. Revenant.

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Abstract

In much writing on 1970s folk horror television (considering narratives informed by pastoral settings and folkloric legends which range from witches and covens, pagan ritual and hauntings, to stone circles and sinister English villages), there is frequent discussion of an indefinable quality of 'eeriness'. Andy Paciorek (2015) describes a 'folk' ambiance and aesthetic that can more often be felt intuitively rather than defined logically, a notion which seems to fuel folk-horror today. This paper will examine the 1970 BBC Play for Today Robin Redbreast; to what extent it employed the use of folklore and what it lends to 'eeriness'.

Item Type: Article
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2019 16:08
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2019 12:48
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/24053

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