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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
Publisher: Canongate U.S.




Title: The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Myths, The). It's their second run–last year's run sold out. Penelopiad is one book from Canongate's the Myths series, in which ancient myths are rewritten by contemporary authors. (From the performance: The Penelopiad, published in 2005, is part of the Canongate's Myths series, which feature re-imaginings of myths by contemporary authors (the most recent is A.S.Byatt's Ragnarok). The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus by Margaret Atwood. A female Odysseus, a pleasant Penelope, and feminist maids. Odysseus spent most of his travels battling monsters and having sex (first with the goddess Circe, and then, when living with the nymph Calypso for seven years), while back in Ithaca, his wife Penelope wept and prayed and waited. I went to the opening night of Nightwood Theatre's production of The Penelopiad in January. 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. Margaret Atwood : The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Myths, The) ? With The Penelopiad, Atwood does the same in reverse: in dealing with the myth of Odysseus and the fantastic world he, Penelope and the maids inhabit, she makes it seem all very plausible and human. Here is the story of Odysseus and Penelope. €�Her twist on this well-known myth turns it on its head by giving Penelope the opportunity to tell her story in her own voice.” Margaret Atwood, Penelopiad. Doesn't quite sound like the good ol' Homeric epic we all read and loved, does it? Breaking the silence of Penelope is not the only purpose of Margaret Atwood's play The Penelopiad. In Margaret Atwood's play The Penelopiad, based on Homer's epic The Odyssey, Odysseus' spouse, Penelope, is portrayed in a way we've never known her: caustic, crafty, and unflinching.