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The Penelopiad

The Penelopiad
 

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. In this play, Penelope and her chorus of wr... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780571319008
Published 23 October 2014 by Faber and Faber
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Atwood, Margaret
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ISBN-13 9780571319008
ISBN-10 0571319009
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Publication Date 23 October 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook – Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Atwood, Margaret
Category Performing Arts
Drama Texts, Plays
Fiction
Number of Pages 112
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Drama Texts, Plays & Screenplays
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 812.54
Catalogue Code 568156

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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 little more than 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.The Penelopiad premiered with the Royal Shakespeare Company in association with Canada's National Arts Centre at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, in July 2007.

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