occurred to me that there are a number of stories around that are based
on misconceptions (sometimes even on deliberate distortions of the truth).
I've never seen the legendary
story of Robin Hood told from the perspective of the supposed villain of
the piece: the Sheriff (or Shire Reeve) of Nottingham.
So far this is just a
pitch - I don't have enough research done to even begin a treatment - with
a rough working title.
One thing I found: Nottingham
was originally closer to being called Snottingham (spelled a little differently:
Snotengaham). Luckily for us, the Normans apparently dropped the
Otherwise the people
of Snot might have given us a different version of Robin Hood...
I can see the story going
forward either as a comedy or a drama - both are feasible (especially with
a name like Snot).