The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is featuring an adaptation of Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale from October 16 through October 20. On October 21, the ballet travels to Brandon to perform at the Western Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall.
From The Atlantic:
Man Booker Prize winners Margaret Atwood and Howard Jacobsen have bravely committed themselves to writing contemporary versions of Shakespeare’s plays in honor of the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. Jacobsen will rework The Merchant of Venice and Atwood will take on The Taming of the Shrew as part of project put together by Penguin Random House’s Hogarth imprint.