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The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus
The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus

The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus. Margaret Atwood

The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus


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The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus Margaret Atwood
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Hmmm.methinks I must read the *Penelopiad*. This is also the story of Penelope's twelve maids and their murder by Telemachus and Odysseus upon his return. Atwood, Margaret: The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus. Misunderstood and frustrated with a millennia old narrative as the faithful and patient wife, Penelope offers a retelling of the legendary myth from her point of view. Download The Penelopiad The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus My. The all-female cast is attempting to bring to the stage an adaptation of the Greek myth of Penelope, wife of Odysseus, as retold by Margaret Atwood in her 2005 novel, The Penelopiad. I went to the opening night of Nightwood Theatre's production of The Penelopiad in January. It's their second run–last year's run sold out. In Homer's depiction we see them as innocent by standards, but in the Penelopiad we see that they are used by Penelope to spy and keep the suitors busy till Odysseus is to return home. She has her own opinions about her husband's absence and exploits as well as the unfair treatment and murder of her handmaidens by Odysseus upon his return. The Penelopiad The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus Myths by Margaret Atwood – Well Done. The play, scripted by Margaret Atwood and based on her witty and troubling novella of the same name, retells the myth of Odysseus–only from the perspective of the Ancient Greek hero's overlooked wife, Queen Penelope. I have lived my own hybrid take on The Odyssey, . Posted on December 14, 2012 | 13 Comments. I personally cant find much love for these “add on” stories to classic greek myths. The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus - Margaret Atwood Canangate Myths, 2005. Review: I've taken to loading an audiobook on my ipod I was seriously considering reading this book last year as part of my Read-A-Myth challenge but in the end had too many other books to read. Here, Atwood turns the focus from Odysseus onto Penelope, who from the underworld of Hades tells us about her own life, interspersed with choruses by the 12 maids who were hung to death upon Odysseus's return. The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood.

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