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Penelopiad (Faber Drama) As portrayed in Homer s Odyssey, Penelope wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy has become a symbol of wifely duty and devotion, enduring twenty years of waiting when her husband goes to fight in the Trojan War As she fends off the attentions of a hundred greedy suitors, travelling minstrels regale her with news of Odysseus epic adventures around the Mediterranean slaying monsters and grappling with amorous goddesses When Odysseus finally comes home, he kills her suitors and then, in an act that served as littlethan a footnote in Homer s original story, inexplicably hangs Penelope s twelve maids Now, Penelope and her chorus of wronged maids tell their side of the story in a new stage version by Margaret Atwood, adapted from her own wry, witty and wise novel

About the Author: Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in thirty five countries, is the author of than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays In addition to The Handmaids Tale, her novels include Cats Eye, short listed for the 1989 Booker Prize Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize Oryx and Crake, short listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize The Year of the Flood and her most recent, MaddAddam She is the recipient of the Los Angeles TimesInnovators Award, and lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson

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